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An Atom-by-atom Blow of Bone Growth

News   Nov 20, 2018 | Original story from Chalmers University of Technology

 
Skeletal Imitation Reveals Bone Mineralization in Fine Detail

​How the researchers mimicked natural bone formation: Strings of a polymerised liquid crystal act as the strings of collagen in the body. The amorphous calcium phosphate (in grey) enters the strings and begins to crystallise, creating the artificial bone-like material. ​ ​Illustration: Anand Kumar Rajasekharan/Chalmers University of Technology

 
 
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