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In the future, it might be possible to produce dental spare parts for humans from stem cells, says Anamaria Balic, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology. At the beginning of September, the Academy of Finland granted Balic funding totalling almost 120,000 euros for 2015 and 2016 for the “generation of tooth enamel and whole teeth from stem cells in vitro and in vivo”. Balic’s study is one of ten new projects that received high-risk funding from the Academy of Finland. The aim is to support particularly high-quality projects that involve risk-taking in terms of research.
Using stem cells to create dental spare parts | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Anamaria Balic has received high-risk funding from the Academy of Finland to develop the chemical recipe for growing tooth enamel with stem cells.