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Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but Nanotubes may heal me

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Researchers at the University of California at Riverside have found a way to create a stronger and safer frame than the artificial bone scaffolds currently being used by medical professionals to repair broken bones. Enter the nanotube.

Although Human bones can easily be shattered in accidents or ravaged by time and disease, scientists are excited about a new weapon in their battle against the many foes of the human skeleton and hope to soon test how the body will respond to carbon nanotubes.

Despite the fact that Carbon nanotube properties have to be tailored through chemistry for application within the environment of the human body, scientists agree that they are an exceptional choice when searching for a fiber that will will support bone repair and growth. According to professors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, carbon nanotube is the strongest fiber man will ever make.