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Friday, January 08, 2010

Scientists turn wood into bone

The picture on the left shows what used to be a piece of rattan wood. It's now almost exactly identical to human bone tissue, after a battery of treatments thunked-up by some brilliant Italian scientists. It's as strong as real bone material, and what's more it transplants much better than current bone replacement procedures and is porous enough for blood and nervous tissue to wind its way through.

Mash down here for the rest of the story from the BBC.


shanethacker said...

There's a joke here somewhere...but I just don't know what it could be. :)