Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

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    http://inhabitat.com/harvard-team-create-extremely-stretchy-gel-to-replace-damaged-cartilage-in-joints/
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    Sep 10, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    I hope it'll be approved for use in human joint repair within my lifetime. I had torn cartilage removed from my left knee, and the right knee is also torn, but I've been delaying the surgery.
  • O5vx

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    Sep 10, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    It is probably going to go through many tests to make sure it is good for human body.
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    Sep 11, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    O5vx saidIt is probably going to go through many tests to make sure it is good for human body.


    People will probably die of other causes first since joint replacement tends to happen at the end of the life, and without human movement, metabolism goes down and chronic diseases associated with inactivity go up. People who were active all their life and continue being active even after joint replacement will have to be the lab rats.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 11, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I work in healthcare. You have no idea what's going on. I thought my smartphone was earthshattering. Find something to hang on to.
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    Sep 11, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Awesome! Now I can do Insanity without worry of destroying my knees lol.
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    Sep 11, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    I want to see this stretchy gel applied to the sex toy industry.