Thursday, 23 July 2009

Irish scientists develop healing bone graft material

A high-performance material has been developed to fight infections and fractures. From sugar-like particles that serve as bone cement to rods strong enough to carry your weight, intensive efforts are under way to discover new materials that can substitute for damaged bone. Dr Daniel Boyd of Medic in Cork Institute of Technology collaborated with Dr Mark Towler of the Materials and Surface Science Institute in UL to develop a new kind of bone replacement. Full details here.