Losing your teeth is something that many people face every day. This not only can affect our self-esteem and physical appearance, but also our health and proper digestion of food.
Dentures and implants are a common solution to replace teeth, but what if there was the option to actually regrow teeth?
iPS cells or induced pluripotent stem cells have the potential to be one of the most revolutionary discoveries of the 21st century, with far-reaching implications for humans and animals alike. As you may have learned in school, stem cells are those cells that can take the role of any other cell in the body due to their primitive nature, but they are not without their controversy and making them is a very difficult task.
iPS cells are the next evolution in that technology, where in ordinary cells such as skin cells or even gingiva cells, can be rolled back to their embryonic state. This gives the cell a blank state to work with; theoretically being able to grow into any cell in the body.
Watch video below to learn how Dr. Hiroshi Egusa is researching induced pluripotent cells to regrow teeth and bones. Could this be the end of dentures?
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