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Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University

Nanobone Cells

Caption: Cells show signs of healthy growth in this transmission electron microscope image, taken 15 hours after they were placed on a titanium surface coated with a carpet of tiny nanowires. In the inset (upper left), filaments can be seen reaching out from cells to the surface, which indicates a strong connection. Ohio State University engineers are developing the coating, which could someday help broken bones and joint replacements heal faster.

Credit: Image courtesy of Sheikh Akbar, Ohio State University.

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