August 27, 2004
The big news this morning is that German doctors Grew a new jaw bone for a guy in his back. The patient had his jaw removed nine years ago because of cancer, so doctors used a mesh cage, a growth chemical and the patient's own bone marrow, containing stem cells, to create a new jaw bone that fit exactly into the gap left by the cancer surgery. It too soon to tell if the jaw will functional normally long-term.
posted at 8:32 AM