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Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone


FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014  • TEDGlobal 2013

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation.

In this informative TED talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.