Bone Rings from Biojewellery

Posted by Drothism on Oct 20th, 2008

I’m not sure if this is ultra-cool or just damn creepy. Scientists have taken research for rebuilding bones from fragments and figured out a way to grow bone cells on scaffolds to form ring shapes.

In the initial experiments rings were “grown” from a combination of bone cells from a couple and mixed with traditional precious metals.

Details on this intriguing project can be found on the Biojewellery site.

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  1. #1 Magpie

    I can’t decide if this ultra romantic in a very Angelina-Jolie-and-Billy-Bob-Thorton-vials-of-blood-around-their-neck-kind-of-way or if it is just a bone-a-fied way of getting us to pay for our own bone cells.

    I think I would like to watch them grow but not necessarily on my finger. It would be much like a bone spur that we paid for and each other’s bone cells. Um, weird. It skeeves me out just a bit…and intrigues me.

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