Nanobone Wire (image) Ohio State University Caption This scanning electron microscope image shows a single wire, tens of thousands of times thinner than a human hair, which was created in a furnace at Ohio State University. Engineers here are growing carpets of these wires on titanium surfaces to boost cell growth, with the ultimate goal of helping the body heal around bone and joint implants. Credit Image courtesy of Sheikh Akbar, Ohio State University. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.