July 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers in Europe have discovered that bioactive glass enriched with fluoride and phosphates are more effective than Bioglass 45S5 in accelerating remineralization of dentin—leading to the possibility of its inclusion in new restorative dental materials.
July 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists are making inroads with the use of organic materials in solar cells. A research team has recently developed a pair of solar–powered glasses that could eventually power hearing aids or other mobile devices.
July 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can a tattoo monitor glucose levels? Researchers have developed biosensing tattoo ink that identifies metabolic processes through reactions in interstitial fluid—which could eventually provide data on an individual's medical condition.
June 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.
June 2nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A University of Utah team has developed a biodegradable sanitary pad that breaks down in less than 6 months and is comfortable to wear. Made of locally-sourced materials, the pad could provide a revenue stream for developing countries.
May 24th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by the way the human body repairs bones and tissue, a researcher duo from Delft University of Technology has created self-repairing "bioconcrete" using bacteria and calcium lactate.
May 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created synthetic nanoparticles that mimic the action of natural melanin. If proven safe and effective, the nanoparticles could someday be developed into a therapy for melanin-defective disorders and potentially even a natural sunscreen.
May 9th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at George Washington University are using 3-D printers to create substitute tissues to support damaged bone, cartilage, and neural tissue during the healing process. Their research could eventually help patients with damaged tissues heal more quickly.
April 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Applied Research Center LLC and Augusta University—which collaborated to developed the medical potential of porous wall, hollow glass microspheres—have now jointly licensed the patented technology to SpheroFill LLC (Augusta, Ga.), a startup company specially focusing on biomedical applications of the glass microspheres.
March 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.