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Raman spectroscopy of fingernails: A novel tool for evaluation of bone quality?

N. M. Cummins,1 J. C. C. Day,2 A. Wren,1 P. Carroll,3 N. Murphy,3 P. M. Jakeman,4 and M. R. Towler1,5

1Clinical Materials Unit, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
2Interface Analysis Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
3Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
4Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
5Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA

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