New treatment may help to improve bone healing. Image: Pixabay
New therapeutic approach for bone healing

Delivery of a naturally-occurring protein, Jagged-1, to a fracture improves bone repair in experimental mice. Although the technique needs further optimization, it is hoped that this new approach might be of benefit to patients with impaired bone healing. Currently, these patients are treated with a costly bone grafting surgical procedure or with other proteins that induce unwanted side-effects.

Read the full story: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Scientific publication: npj Regenerative Medicine