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Home > News > UCR Researchers Grow Bone Cells on Carbon Nanotubes

March 14th, 2006

UCR Researchers Grow Bone Cells on Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have published findings that show, for the first time, that bone cells can grow and proliferate on a scaffold of carbon nanotubes. Some of the carbon nanotubes were chemically treated and others were not, then they were combined with rat bone cells to determine which combination or combinations worked best. Non-treated and electrically-neutral nanotubes emerged as the best scaffolds for bone growth.

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University of California, Riverside

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