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Engineers Create Bone That Blends Into Tendons
August 29, 2008
Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones provide for better integration with the body and handle weight more successfully.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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