New Subsitution for the Lost of Cartilage

 Summary:

Cartilage – the shock absorber between bones, helps reduce the crushing between bones and load of joints. It is consisted of collagen which can no longer be regenerated by our body mechanism. As for a cruel fact, lack of cartiage gives a big problem for our daily living, for instance, poor joint movements and limitation in flexbility. However, a latest research, done by Stefanie A. Sydlik, finds out new biomaterial using in orthopedics. The biomaterials are called graphend and nanotube, which is funky name for chemistry. The properties them are conductive ,with high mechanic strength and auto-biodegrable in our  body into humic acid. With the aid of grapane and nanotube, it is able to repair the lost of cartilage by injecting them under skin.
My respond:

Due to the limitation of the artifical organ, we still cannot repair our cartilage but input a artifical one. However, the latest research is a helpful idea for repairing the diseases about cartilage. Moreover, input of chemical does not cause any religious conflict , sush as, articial organ is a taboo about transcend god. Being a biomedical engineer, we have responsibilties for providing different method to solve one problem. There is not only one way out for a problem.

Reference:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/labtalk-article/54665

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