Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): New Tissue Scaffold Regrows Cartilage And Bone  
5/12/2009 7:56:35 AM

MIT -- MIT engineers have built a new tissue scaffold that can stimulate bone and cartilage growth when transplanted into the knees and other joints. The scaffold could offer a potential new treatment for sports injuries and other cartilage damage, such as arthritis, says Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and co-leader of the research team with Professor William Bonfield of Cambridge University.