Nanodiamonds bind to bonemorphogenic proteins (BMP) and fibroblast growth factor (bFGF),
both of which are helpful in bone regeneration.
The nanodiamonds are a byproduct of mining and refining, and are so small they can’t be seen
without serious magnification. They are carbon based so the body should tolerate them well.
They might provide a delivery system for the BMP and bFGF that could be injected into a site,
instead of surgically implanted.
The nanodiamonds might be an elegant, and probably expensive solution for a failing implant.
I don’t know about you, but I would rather wear my diamonds, and I want them big enough
to be seen across the room!
Thanks to Rob Goszowski at DrBicuspid.com for pointing out the study by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University, and the Nanocarbon Research Institute in Japan.