Streams

Stem Cells and Goat Teeth Come Together at Columbia

Friday, March 04, 2011

Stem cells are widely used for treating blood cancers, but their much-touted promise for curing Parkinson’s Disease or spinal injuries is considered in the distant future at best.

 

But at Columbia University’s new Center for Cranio-facial Regeneration, scientists believe it won't be too long before they can use stem cells to build some of the nuts and bolts of the human face.

Dr. Jeremy Mao said some components are already being generated in animals, such as "dental pulp," the crucial material under teeth.

"That's only a part of a tooth," he said. "I would like to believe that's three to five years away [in humans]. A tooth is a complex organ, and that, I would like to think is in the ballpark of five to 10 years."

Mao hopes by bringing together 60 researchers from the university's medical, dental and engineering schools, they'll be able to create parts, one by one, and gradually bring them together.

His team has already been able to use stem cells to basically mold the equivalent of a dental implant – for a goat.

Columbia's committing $8 million dollars to the enterprise, and the scientists, cumulatively, will be bringing with them tens of millions worth of grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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Comments [33]

orey from Michigan

So what is the progress? I see comments from 2010 and no word on human clinical trials. what's the hold up?

Mar. 27 2014 01:01 PM
王灵 from from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
王灵 from china

你好!毛教授,不知道你的研究和临床进展怎样了,期待你的回复!谢谢

Mar. 07 2013 10:35 AM
很好的人 from 马来西亚

请问有什么进展了。。。。

Jan. 02 2013 08:00 PM
A,Leone from NY

Hello Dr. Jeremy Mao, it has been a while, and I have been trying to keep track of you research for quite some time. My colleagues and I have a great interest in investing in your company, our company is 60+ years old and has never had any compliance issues ever.

and I trust all is well with you and yours. I was introduced to the owner of this company by a very old and trusted friend and colleague. He knows him for 48 years, (never any compliance issues!) He did considerable business with his father. And I can assure you, he is the real deal. Warmest regards, Anthony Leone.      516-341-8963

Nov. 03 2012 09:13 PM
Molly from shandong province

Hi,Mr Mao.
Pretty happy and thanks so much for your job in tooth regeneration.Could you tell me when it will meet with people,and please insist your studies,there are so many sufferers are waiting your good and stirry news.

By the way,could I know your updated news about the tooth regeneration.

Thanks for your time to read my email.

Oct. 14 2012 11:28 PM
王杰 from locatiom

加油,我们患者需要您的帮助

May. 15 2012 10:24 AM
ojrain

加油啊。。。。毛教授。。。。全世界的人们都在等着您呢

Mar. 22 2012 07:55 AM
whdongfang

我是毛剑教授的校友,武汉大学在读博士。牙也不好等待矫正和植牙,很高兴校友能给牙病患者一个好消息!

Mar. 06 2012 04:01 AM
goober

I hope this chink is able to grow back teeth because i lost my chompers last night getting punched out by my lady after she done caught me looking at another woman.

Oct. 09 2011 11:33 PM
ripple

再生牙的成功将会是人类医学史上跨历史意义的进步!我真的很期待它的问世,现在社会上很多黑心牙医,用烤瓷牙换取了别人的真牙,或者对于牙缺失者来说,真的是救世主。thanks for u !

Sep. 05 2011 10:32 AM
WOAIYACHI

i'm EAGER TO waite for my teeth!!!

Aug. 31 2011 09:26 PM
稻飞

加油!希望早点成功造福人民

Aug. 26 2011 01:23 PM
中国支持你 from china

太让人高兴了

毛剑加油

Aug. 26 2011 11:39 AM
Brian from Pennsylvania from Pennsylvania

I would welcome the opportunity to be a part of any clinical trial on humans, as this is my last hope before dentures or implants(too expensive for me right now). So please e-mail with info on clinical trials in near future. Thanks for some hope.

Jul. 05 2011 01:22 PM
需要

加油吧

May. 19 2011 05:02 AM
Laobai from Shanghai, China

Be pround of Mao. Hope he will bring this new advantage to China, his hometown in the very near future.

May. 05 2011 10:46 AM
Zeynep from Turkey

It was a great congress,thank you Jeremy Mao...

May. 05 2011 06:03 AM
Martin from UK

No resistance is needed. This will cost a fortune

Apr. 03 2011 04:32 AM
p.saraswathi from chennai

I

It could spell the end of artificial dencture

Apr. 01 2011 10:07 AM
Kevin Ha

Out with the old.. in with the new... People live in fear of losing their teeth. People dream about losing their teeth all the time and they are NIGHTMARES. If the dental industry resist this technology, They'll be dealing people all over the world, born or not... a huge disfavor...

Mar. 31 2011 04:11 AM
Kevin Ha from California

Jeremy Mao... you and your team will make me soooooo happy... you will make my brother really happy (he was a candy eating lazy kid). You will make the world happy.. You will make life better for so many people. Upon success... I smell a Nobel Peace Prize!

Mar. 31 2011 02:40 AM
Chris

This will be huge!!!

Mar. 11 2011 03:42 PM
Gary from Pittsburgh, PA USA

I only wonder what kind of resistance the dental industry will bring. :(

Mar. 08 2011 02:22 PM
Alfred

Can not wait. Mao'ist dental revolution.

Mar. 06 2011 07:11 PM

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