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Metal Foam - a material for new bones

Scientists in Dresden are researching a metallic foam that has properties very similar to bone itself. An iron implant is used to replace defective bone tissue. The iron degrades completely during the process - a crucial advantage over current implants, which have to be removed in a second operation.

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