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Researchers grow new teeth with stem cells

Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 |
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LONDON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - If you lose a tooth, new technology may be right around the corner to help you grow a new one.

Researchers in London are using stem cell technology to grow immature teeth similar to those in an embryo.

They believe once they are implanted into an adult's mouth they will grow into fully functioning teeth with roots in the gums.

They've only done it in mice at this point and no human tests so far.







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