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Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones

Source: Science Daily

Now new research shows that stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures. Muscle and Medicine reported that hundreds of NFL players have invested in using stem cells to treat injuries. The publication revealed one NFL linebacker ‘paid $6,000 a pop for a 1-milliliter vial of donated placenta tissue containing stem cells to be injected into each of his beat-up knees.’

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