POSTS TAGGED AS materials science

Ceramic Bone Screws

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

When bone fractures have to be mended with screws or nails, surgeons usually use fasteners made of titanium or polymer. [MORE]

Making Electronic Skin Like the Real Thing

August 16, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic Skin
The video in this piece, from the American Chemical Society, describes materials engineering work at Stanford University which aims [MORE]

Adhesives that Remineralize Teeth

August 25, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

When dentists drill out a tooth cavity, they fill it with a glass isomer cement, which plugs the hole, but [MORE]

Neuroprosthetic for the Central Nervous System

March 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

In a great example of interdisciplinary collaboration, bioengineers in Lausanne, Switzerland have developed a brain or spinal cord prosthetic that [MORE]

Wow, Just Plain Cool

March 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cicret Smart Braclelet
Before you watch this video realize that what you’re seeing is a prototype—a wrist bracelet with a picoprojector [MORE]

Tunable Microsieves

February 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lipid Membranes
Using synthetic lipid spheres and DNA ligands, biochemists at Cambridge University have developed what they believe to be a [MORE]

Smarter Textiles

February 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Fabric
Engineers at Laval University (Quebec City) have created a malleable material, from layers of copper, polymers, glass and silver, [MORE]

GaN Biosensors

February 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Technique Moving Researchers Closer to GaN Biosensor
Graphene may be the best example of how a new material can transform design [MORE]

Polysilicon Brain Interface

October 21, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Sensor
Neural implants have brought hope to paralyzed people, but hope may out pace reality because of metal materials that [MORE]

A Wearable Alternative to Kidney Dialysis

May 13, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanofiber Mesh
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Sciences (Ibaraki, Japan) have developed a prototype material that is capable [MORE]

Reducing Oxidative Stress in Transfused Blood

February 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood banking is big business in healthcare, and one of its challenges is maintaining donated blood’s shelf life.  The FDA [MORE]

Innovative Toothpaste for Being “Long in the Tooth”

October 22, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

One might not expect a trade guild, founded in 1322 for outfitting knights, to be promoting medical innovation today, [MORE]

Gallium Nitride as a Biocompatible Material

December 20, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell Growth on GaN with Coated Peptides
Researchers at North Carolina State University and Purdue University have carried out biocompatibility studies [MORE]

Viruses as Tissue Scaffold

December 13, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Virus Self-Assembly
Bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a process of assembling bacteriophage on glass to create [MORE]