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Rib Cartilage From Pig Engineered to Alleviate Jaw Defect

News   Mar 21, 2019 | Original story from the University of California, Irvine

 
Tissue-engineering Approach for Common Jaw Defect

“The TMJ is central to chewing, talking and so many other daily activities, so when this crucial joint is impaired, there are significant negative effects on quality of life,” says Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, UCI Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering and senior author on a recent paper detailing innovative biological TMJ discs developed in his laboratory. Image credit: University of California, Irvine

 
 
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