Research focuses on clays to build better bones

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2013

Silicate nanoplatelets cause stem cells to become bone cells (increasing formation of red color). Credit: A. Gaharwar, Khademhosseini lab. As the US population ages, more than a million Americans a year are undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery, according to the National Institutes of Health. Add to that orthopedic injuries incurred by military veterans, plus diseases…

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