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MIT nanotech research targets bone-repair surgery

Producing a superglue for implants

Stephen Morton knows firsthand the trouble a failed bone implant can cause: His father had a hip implant that had to be replaced within two years.

“Both times, he was bedridden for about six months,” Morton said. “Now he walks with a kind of persistent limp. Because of the failure of the initial implant, it led to a decrease in the quality of life.”

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