Lab-grown Cartilage Transplant Eases Temporomandibular Joint Disease in Animal Model

Kyriacos Athanasiou, UCI Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering. Steve Zylius / UCI
Transplant of lab-grown cartilage is a first in joint-healing studies, says senior author Kyriacos Athanasiou, UCI Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering. Steve Zylius / UCI

A first-ever tissue implant to safely treat a common jaw defect, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, has been successfully tested in animals by researchers from UC Irvine and UC Davis. 

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