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Medicine

Submission + - Scientists create a bone replacement from wood (bbc.co.uk) 1

Bob the Super Hamste writes: The BBC is reporting that scientists in Italy have developed a method to convert rattan wood into a bone like substance. The bone replacement is currently being tested in sheep where when inserted into the area of a fracture it joins with the existing bone and eventually fuses. Unlike other bone replacements this one actually has load bearing ability and also naturally fuses with the existing bone. Additionally it since it is porous like real bone nerves and blood vessels can pass through it.

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