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The Brittleness of Aging Bones – More than a Loss of Bone Mass Print
Monday, 29 August 2011 00:00

Berkeley Lab Researchers Show How Loss of Bone Quality Also a Major Factor

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At each size scale, the hierarchical structure of human cortical bone influences its susceptibility to fracturing with smaller levels affecting intrinsic toughness and higher levelss impacting extrinsic toughness. (Image courtesy of Ritchie, et. al)