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Forsyth Researchers Regenerate Mammalian Teeth

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September 27, 2002
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Researchers at The Forsyth Institute have successfully used tissue engineering techniques to regenerate mammalian tooth crowns containing dentin and enamel—a feat that could, one day, lead to a biological tooth substitute to replace lost or missing human teeth. The research also suggests the existence of dental stem cells—which could be key to bioengineering human teeth.

Boston -- Researchers at The Forsyth Institute have successfully used tissue engineering techniques to regenerate mammalian tooth crowns containing dentin and enamel—a feat that could, one day, lead to a biological tooth substitute to replace lost or missing human teeth. The research also suggests the existence of dental stem cells—which could be key to bioengineering human teeth.


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