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Brown Researchers Work Toward Ending Cartilage Loss
June 3, 2008
Brown University nanotechnology engineer Thomas Webster has published a first-ever study that shows how a surface of carbon nanotubes, combined with electrical pulses, could help regenerate cartilage naturally in the body.
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