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A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells

 

September 13, 2010 | Daniel Kanis

Medical Daily, Sept 11 2010: For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository should he or she ever need some. Read more

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