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Novel self-powered nanoparticles developed to deliver healing drugs directly to bone cracks
August 30, 2013
A novel method that uses self-powered nanoparticles to find and deliver healing drugs directly to newly formed microcracks in bones has been invented by a team of chemists and bioengineers at Penn State University and Boston University.
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