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COMING UP FROM CARTILAGE

Researchers resolve bone development debate

By John Fox
Staff Writer

Monday, August 11, 2014
HONG KONG – Researchers here have shown for the first time that during bone formation and growth, cartilage cells or chondrocytes survive and develop into mature osteoblasts, the cells that form new bone, contradicting the long-held tenet that chondrocytes and osteoblasts are separate independently developing cell types.

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