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Body repair 'could be ramped up'

February 4th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

BBC NEWS | Health | Body repair ‘could be ramped up’.

A combination of drugs could trick the body into sending its repair mechanisms into overdrive, say scientists.

The technique could be used to speed the healing of heart or bone damage, they claim.

The bone marrow of treated mice released 100 times as many stem cells – which help to regenerate tissue.

Imperial College London scientists reported their work in the journal Cell Stem Cell, but said human trials were some years away.

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