Tissue sample taken from the nasal septum (IMAGE) University of Basel Caption Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with cells taken from the nasal septum. The cartilage cells are isolated and cultivated on a scaffold to form a cartilage graft. Credit University of Basel, Christian Flierl Usage Restrictions Only to be used in reporting on research by the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.