Today’s Spotlight, by Christine Daniloff/MIT, features a scanning electron micrograph image courtesy of Nasim Hyder and Nisarg J. Shah.
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new bone that looks and behaves just like the original tissue.
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