Bone-healing ability of children can save the lives of older people
Similar approach could be taken in the future to repair any of the body’s tissues or organs
Dr Arlyng Gonzalez-Vazquez and Prof Fergal O’Brien: “If we can at least target early intervention to try to restore bone to healthy levels in older people that would be a huge advance,” says Prof O’Brien
The remarkable bone-healing powers of children have been transferred into adult cells in a major breakthrough by scientists based in Ireland.
Scientists and doctors have long known about the huge difference in the healing ability of children when it comes to bone and other tissues.