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Bioglass goes big: Bioactive glass repairs large bone defects

January 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD

A team of researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Tongji University in China and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Calif. has developed a technique for producing bioglass scaffolds that alone can successfully repair large defects in load-bearing bones.


Ditch the specs: A clearer future could be in view thanks to ‘smarter’ lens

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



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