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Web Date: July 31, 2014

Oyster Shell Helps Heal Bone Defects

Tissue Engineering: A composite of calcium sulfate and oyster shell powder acts as a scaffold for new bone growth
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: tissue engineering, bone defects, oyster shell, calcium sulfate, osteogenesis

Injuries or surgeries, such as tumor removal, can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. To help regrow that bone, researchers report a new formulation for bone cement that combines calcium sulfate with oyster shell powder (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, DOI: . . .

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