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Soon bone replacement may be just an injection away

• Terrence Aym
Thomas Webster, an associate professor at the Divisions of Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Brown, has created a nanomaterial that can be injected into the human body. Once the material reaches body temperature it rapidly hardens into a substance like bone. Asked if his nanomaterial will be able to sustain weights and pressures like human bones can, Webster responded that he's sure it can. "It will have that strength after solidifying in the body—after a couple of minutes," he asserted.

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