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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy May Revolutionize Treatment of Oral Disease

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) provide a potentially unlimited source of oral mucosal tissues that may revolutionize the treatment of oral diseases. When fully exploited in the future, this source of stem cells will be able to produce functional tissues to treat a broad variety of oral diseases. During the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, investigators from Tufts University in Boston reported on their research to optimize the potential of hESC cells to generate complex, functional multilayer tissues, such as the oral mucosa and skin, and to understand how tissue fabrication is controlled and directed.

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) provide a potentially unlimited source of oral mucosal tissues that may revolutionize the treatment of oral diseases. When fully exploited in the future, this source of stem cells will be able to produce functional tissues to treat a broad variety of oral diseases.
During the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, investigators from Tufts University in Boston reported on their research to optimize the potential of hESC cells to generate complex, functional multilayer tissues, such as the oral mucosa and skin, and to understand how tissue fabrication is controlled and directed.

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