Thursday, December 16, 2010


 "Antlers are considered one of the most exaggerated cases of male secondary 
sexual traits in the animal kingdom, and grow faster than any other mammal bones.
Growth occurs at the tip, and is initially cartilage, which is mineralized to become bone." 

If we could figure out a way to artificially growing bone at a rate such as antlers and replace
 it for weaker metals, saving minerals and salaries for extracting them. This could potentially 
save millions of dollars and be another way of our nation going green. Being used for ages 
for similar uses as metals, I'm surprised that there hasn't been research for finding a means to
grow bone artificially

The major thing here is doing it within a budget, so that the research doesn't go over the price 
of mining the materials. Also, to preserve the means of it being green.


Hall, Brian K. (2005), "Antlers"Bones and Cartilage: Developmental and Evolutionary Skeletal Biology, Academic Press, pp. 103–114, ISBN 0-12-31906-06, retrieved 2010-11-08

think how we could utilize this rapid bone growth.

-Nick Love

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