Sunday, August 8, 2010

Faster, Please...

New airplanes are being built with composite materials because they are both lighter and stronger. For that reason, Wichita has become one of the leading locations worldwide in the application of these materials. We have been hoping this will lead to medical breakthroughs and, apparently, it has.

Wichita scientists regrow section of bone


The Wichita Eagle


Scientist Paul Wooley has regrown a section of bone in a mammal's leg, a breakthrough he and collaborators say will revolutionize bone medicine worldwide. It will dramatically improve treatment for wounded soldiers and many of the tens of thousands of people seriously injured in traffic accidents every year, he said; it could make many future amputations unnecessary.

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