A research team at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital were awarded first place at the 13th World Stem Cell Summit for their research on stem cells enhancing bone grafts. Presented at the Summit Zijun Zhang, MD, PhD, the director of the Orthobiologic Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, the research team was also led by Lew Schon, MD, chief of Foot and Ankle Services at Union Memorial. The research found that intravenous introduction of stem cells in into mice that had received bone grafts led to nearly two times as much formation of callus, the healing tissue that forms around the ends of the broken bone. Read more.
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