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'Bone Cement' Coming Soon to a U.S. Military Near You

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Science and Technology, Wired, bone cement, Department of Defense, University of Pittsburgh,

hand bones!

With some help from the Department of Defense, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are fast-tracking development of something called “bone cement.” And by “help,” I mean $12 million in additional funding. According to Wired, Dr. B.J. Costello, the lead researcher, expects to have the technology in clinical human trials in the next 12 months to 2 years:

Source: Wired

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