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Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Compressed Tooth-Precursor Cells

Caption: As a new bioinspired, sponge-like gel shrinks, it squeezes cells (green) inside it, triggering them to shrink, round up, become denser, and begin to deposit the minerals that harden teeth.

Credit: Credit: Basma Hashmi

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