Yi-Lung Lu

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BACKGROUND Bone grafts, allografts, and biocompatible artificial bone substitutes all have their shortcomings when used for the repair of cranial bone defects. Tissue engineered bone shows promise as an alternative for the repair of these defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rabbit bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) were separated from iliac crest(More)
Natural bone is comprised of nanosized blade-like crystals of hydroxyapatite grown in close contact with collagen (Col) fibers. Characteristics of artificial bone tissue differ considerably with those of natural ones, mainly from the unusual self-organizing interaction between the apatite crystals and the proteic components. Nanoparticle spheres of(More)
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