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March 4, 2014

Silk Screws Used to Repair Fractures

BBC News reports on new research from NIBIB grantee David Kaplan and Samuel Lin, in which they use silk to create orthopedic plates and screws. The screws are meant to eventually dissolve in the body. So far the technique has only been tested on rodents. Read the full article at BBC.com

Health Terms: 
Biomaterials,
Injury