Russian scientists create new biomaterial to restore bones for sufferers of osteoporosis


Researchers from Russia’s Samara National Research University have created a biomaterial to restore bones, which could be revolutionary for the treatment of osteoporosis. The process uses a natural mineral called hydroxyapatite.

The research, published in the Russia-based medical journal ‘Journal of Optical Technology’ in March, has recently become known to the general public after a lead researcher spoke to Moscow news agency RIA Novosti. According to Elena Timchenko, a professor at the university, hydroxyapatites are currently used to restore the mineral components of bones, but the newly developed technology would also help restore organic components.

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