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November 2nd, 2009

Those nano bones...are made for walking!

Abstract:
And that's just what they're going to do! As we get older our joints wear out and every year 50,000 Australians end up with metal hip or knee implants but now thanks to scientists we will be able to have replacements that look and behave like real bone.

At Murdoch University in Perth, scientists have created a material that closely mimics the structure and composition of real bone which they are calling "nano-bone" which has the potential to revolutionise joint replacement surgery making artificial titanium implants a thing of the past.

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