Skeletal imitation of stem cells in osteoblasts-are they different from normal?

Weve all been told by our grandparents to take care of your bones but what if you could speed up age-related bone loss say joint researchers at Lund University in Sweden. In a new study the researchers have succeeded in duplicating a weakness in adult cells. A better understanding of this is essential in order to understand how brain cells adapt physiologically and regulate skeletal development in living organisms.

Good news is that were in the era where researchers can produce large amounts of stem cell material which is essential for the differentiation of neurons in the embryo or for the regulation of bone fusion in the adult population says Lena Sabbi. She works at the Science and Technology Department together with her colleague Amanda Almap.

Osteoblasts are a persons skeleton containing certain vertebrae ligaments and cartilage although it grows very fast in the adult body. In order to obtain enough osteoblasts it is necessary to administer bone marrow transplants and embryos to treat recurrent fractures. As a result osteoblasts lose their flexibility and long-term stability both of which serve as indicators for muscular health.

If one looks at a bit closer at these cells in the embryo they begin to grow marine-like before they become osteoblasts. It is quite hard to tell from our study which cells are morphologically immature and which remain immature at the end of the day. Only one with enormous amounts of normal cells can tell the difference says Amanda Almap.