Pitt researchers’ work on bone growth heads to spaceAntonette Ho
What do a dentist, a super glue, and the International Space Station have in common? Not much normally, but starting Tuesday, they’ll begin a journey together to answer questions lying deep within our bones.
Dr. Giuseppe Intini, Associate Professor of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, is a dentist whose research at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration focuses on skeletal stem cells — the “master cells” of the skeletal system — and their ability to rebuild bone. This is one of the reasons RevBio, the Lowell, Mass.-based maker of a novel bone adhesive called Tetranite, tapped him and his team to study how well the product stimulates stem cells to regenerate bone both here on Earth and in space. Read more >>