July 21, 2005
Human bone has a form of ‘glue’ or adhesive that acts as a shock absorber to help bone during stress, University of California Santa Barbara researchers have announced.
This “molecular shock absorber,” studied at a nano-scale molecular level using an atomic force microscope, is similar to that discovered in abalone shell. The discovery of these molecules may lead to better treatment of bone diseases. As Dr. Daniel Morse explains,… read more