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3-D-Printed Synthetic Bone Shows Promise for Repairing Injuries

Three-D printers can make just about anything — even synthetic bones. The material, called hyperelastic bone or HB, stimulates new bone growth when grafted to a bone injury site, and its developers say it is perfect for use in developing countries because it is inexpensive and quick to create.   HB is unlike other man-made bone material, which is brittle and hard to work with, or human bone grafts that sometimes don't take hold.   Its biomaterial is made up of minerals...

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