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Graphene scaffolds have the potential to repair bones faster


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Phosphate graphene acts as a scaffold allowing cells to rapidly reform the damaged bone.

Graphene is a carbon nanomaterial that have infinite potential to vary the molecular composition.

Bone cells bond and grow while breaking down the graphene lattice effectively.

This scaffold can work with or without bone marrow stromal cells, so it simplifies treatment plans.

Could pave way to producing stronger bones and preventing future breaks as well.

Research by Carnegie Mellon University, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Already shown success in mice- could become a vital part of orthopaedic medicine

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Carnegie Mellon University

Private research university known for its exceptional computer science and engineering programs

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Multidisciplinary scientific journal, official journal of the National Academy of Sciences

Stefanie A. Sydlik

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.