Nature unveiling herself before science

21st century societal challenges such as demographic developments and an ageing population demand for new functional materials, such as for bone prostheses. Nature often serves as inspiration when designing these materials. In a recent study published in Analytical Chemistry, a team led by Dennis Kurzbach of the University of Vienna reports an innovative approach for high-resolution real-time monitoring of calcium phosphate mineralisation. They showed how next generation NMR technology allows to create new knowledge about the efficiency of natural materials.