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April 5, 2021 | by: chadwilcox

The Moment of Tooth

Scientists say they have found a way to regrow lost and broken teeth. A team of researchers in Japan have published an article in “Science Advances”, which describes how genetically modified mice suffer from tooth agenesis, where some teeth fail to develop. Injecting pregnant mice with an antibody called USAG-1, however, resulted in normal tooth development among their offspring. And a single administration of the antibody caused the growth of a whole new tooth in regular mice. The antibody works by increasing the availability of certain growth factors and could eventually be used to help people grow a whole new set of pearly whites. NOW how are we going to be able to tell who plays hockey?
If you’d like to read more about this, be sure to check out this article from IFLScience.