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Cnidarians biomineral in tissue engineering: a review
Vago, R. (2008). Cnidarians biomineral in tissue engineering: a review. Mar. Biotechnol. 10(4): 343-349.
In: Marine Biotechnology. Springer-Verlag: New York. ISSN 1436-2228, more
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    Coral; Neurones; Marine
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    tissue engineering; biomaterials; corals; bone-graft substitutes;mesenchymal stem cells; neural tissue engineering

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  • Vago, R.

    Biomineralization is the process by which organisms precipitate minerals. Crystals formed in this way are exploited by the organisms for a variety of purposes, including mechanical support and protection of soft tissue. Skeletal precipitation, via millions of years of evolution, has produced a wide variety of architectural configurations and material properties. It is exactly these properties that now attract the attention of researchers searching for new materials for a variety of biomedical applications.

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