Bone cells appear as a clump at left, carbon nanotubes appear on the right.
Bone crystal growth on carbon nanotube substrate.
A paper published in Nano Letters is first to show that bone cells will adhere to and grow on a carbon nanotube scaffold.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have published findings that show, for the first time, that bone cells can grow and proliferate on a scaffold of carbon nanotubes.
The paper, titled Bone Cell Proliferation on Carbon Nanotubes, appears in the March 8 edition of Nano Letters, a journal of the American Chemical Society. Lead author, Laura Zanello, is an assistant professor of biochemistry at UCR and was joined by UCR colleagues, graduate students Bin Zhao and Hui Hu, and Robert C. Haddon, distinguished professor of chemistry and of chemical and environmental engineering.
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