November 17th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.
October 30th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio) and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) are getting closer to developing next-generation smart adhesives, thanks to clues from a specific type of spider silk.
October 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Smarter alternatives to improving how we augment our eyesight could be in view. A researcher at the University of Leeds in the U.K. is working on a “new eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could restore long-sightedness in older people,” according to a recent University of Leeds article
October 27th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
"Dream big, dream very high—without dreams, little will be achieved.” That’s what Susmita Bose, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University and ACerS Fellow, tells her students when it comes to ingenuity and achieving success, according to a recent WSU article.
October 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
No matter what your dental problem, science has you covered. Whether it's a better material for fillings, a replacement tooth altogether, or a whole new set of chompers, new research is delving deep into the science of materials for your mouth.
October 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Tufts University (Medord, Mass.) and the University of Sydney (Australia) have developed a novel type of biodegradable scaffold that combines silk and ceramic to help broken bodies jointly rebuild the cartilage and bone that compose joints.
October 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
This short video from Discovery UK about scientific breakthroughs that repair the human body is centered around Larry Hench's initial discovery of bioglass.
September 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers in Wisconsin and France, has made a surprising discovery about glass—amorphous isn't the only way to go.
July 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel are taking a closer look at sea sapphires to figure out the science behind the “magic” of their seemingly instantaneous color changes and invisibility.
July 23rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online, features a cover story all about bioactive glasses for soft tissue applications.