April 2002
Science & Children;Apr2002, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p9
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the latest research work carried out at various universities in the U.S. Colorado State University is developing sunflowers into a rubber producing crop. Currently Southeast Asia and Brazil are the only natural source of rubber in the world. Tufts University researchers have developed a tissue engineering strategy to repair the ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments by mechanically and biologically engineering new ones. This ligament at the center of the knee connects the leg to the thigh. It also stabilizes the knee joint in leg extension and flexing.


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