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Crystal Clear Research, University of Leeds Study  
9/6/2011 7:55:59 AM

The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, could be an important step in the development of high-performance materials, which could be manufactured under environmentally-friendly conditions. Biological minerals or 'biominerals' occur widely throughout nature in structures such as bones, teeth and seashells and frequently show remarkable shapes and properties compared with their synthetic counterparts.
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