September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
August 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new type of next-gen implantable biomedical sensor that uses a piezoelectric crystal and ultrasound to wirelessly communicate within the body.
August 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), along with collaborators at the University of Sydney in Australia, are looking to the body’s immune system for insight into why some ceramic scaffold materials promote healing better than others.
August 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Last weekend’s Innovations in Biomedical Materials conference in Chicago, Ill., brought together around 100 scientists, medical professionals, and biomedical technology manufacturers and marketers to discuss the latest findings on new materials for biomedical applications, with a focus on cross-pollination to develop emerging technologies into marketable biomedical products.
July 18th, 2016 | by Eileen De Guire
The June 2016 issue of The International Journal of Applied Glass Science Festschrift honors the memory of Larry L. Hench and celebrates the impact of his work.
June 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from BarcelonaTech in Spain are working to perfect living concrete—a layered formulation that allows photosynthetic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, and other microorganisms, to grow within the material itself.
May 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London are making strides towards one day being able to fix cartilage with a new formulation of bioglass that bends and bounces.
May 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
News from Queen Mary University of London reports that U.K. scientists have developed a new and improved bioglass toothpaste formulation called BioMin, which can address tooth sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay and acid erosion.
May 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.