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ScienceDaily (July 31, 2010) — A team of NIH-funded researchers has successfully regenerated rabbit joints using a cutting edge process to form the joint inside the body, or in vivo. Regenerative in vivo procedures are performed by stimulating previously irreparable organs or tissues to heal themselves. In this study, bioscaffolds, or three-dimensional structures made of biocompatible and biodegradable materials in the shape of the tissue, were infused with a protein to promote growth of the rabbit joint.
Originally posted by Jess_Undefined
So they did this on rabbit which is a really good start. But will they be able to do it with humans? If so, then thats a pretty awesome advancement.