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Bioglass goes big: Bioactive glass repairs large bone defects

By April Gocha / January 11, 2016

A team of researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Tongji University in China and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Calif. has developed a technique for producing bioglass scaffolds that alone can successfully repair large defects in load-bearing bones.

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UPDATE: Ceramics pair with silk to form skeletal tissue-repairing dynamic duo

By April Gocha / October 21, 2015

Researchers at Tufts University (Medord, Mass.) and the University of Sydney (Australia) have developed a novel type of biodegradable scaffold that combines silk and ceramic to help broken bodies jointly rebuild the cartilage and bone that compose joints.

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