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Russian scientists are close to creating artificial bones

The structure of the bones and the work of their genesIt has long been studied by various scientists, such as biologists, physicists and even nanotechnologists. After studying all this, they hope to create the world's first artificial bones that will be perceived by the human body as real. Recently, a breakthrough in this matter was made by researchers from the South Ural State University - they found out how proteins and amino acids can be combined with non-living matter.

At the very beginning of their research, scientistsfaced with the fact that they could not get involved in bone mineralization proteins in its pure form. Because of this, they decided that they should work with the amino acids that are part of them. Titanium dioxide was another material involved in the study - it has recently become part of anti-caries fillings created in Russia with an unlimited service life.

The nanoparticles were treated with amino acids andexamined under a microscope and x-rays. It turned out that negatively charged acids adhere to “non-living” matter much weaker than the main ones. Amino groups of one nitrogen atom and two hydrogen atoms were of great importance. More details about the properties of the clutch will be disclosed later.

Ideally, scientists want to create materials thatin structure they resemble the structure of the beaks, shells and thorns of some animals. For the most part, they are made up of inorganic materials stitched together with proteins and other compounds. Research should shed light on why these "inanimate" bodies are not rejected by immunity.

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