Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a new method to generate bone cells which could lead to revolutionary bone repair therapies for people with bone fractures or those who need hip replacement surgery due to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
This latest discovery expands on the close collaborative work previously undertaken by the University of Southampton and the University of Glasgow. In 2011 the team successfully used plastic with embossed nanopatterns to grow and spread adult stem cells while keeping their stem cell characteristics
Scientists in Oxford have carbon dated bones said by some to belong to John the Baptist. The bones were found in a monastery in Bulgaria two years ago.
Officers from Sussex Police are investigating the discovery of human bones by a team of road workers carrying out works on the A23. Specialist search and scenes of crime officers have been at the scene yesterday and today. Officers say nothing else has been found at this time.
In a statement Police said they were keeping an open mind at this time, and have not yet formed a view on how the bones came to be there or their age.
Roadworks contractors have found several bones while working by the southbound side of the A23 in Sussex, 100 metres south of the Slaugham junction. Sussex Police have since confirmed the bones are human. An enquiry has begun to find out how old the bones are and how they got there.