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June 2013 Volume 12 No 6

Analytical techniques reveal that spherical calcium phosphate particles are the first mineralized structures to be formed in the calcification process in cardiovascular tissues. Furthermore, the inner sections of calcified lesions in patients with various cardiovascular diseases are identified as highly crystalline, spherical hydroxyapatite particles that differ in structure from bone mineral.

Article p576; News & Views p476

IMAGE: S. BERTAZZO, DEPT. OF MATERIALS, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

COVER DESIGN: DAVID SHAND

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