Medical

Video of the week – Del Day on treating cancer with glass microspheres

By / August 19, 2009

Del Day, the Curators’ Professor Emeritus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses his work in the field of bioglass. Day, a former president of ACerS, has spent several decades researching bioceramic and bioglass materials, and developing applications for those materials. He is best known for his work in creating glass microspheres that can…

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Multifunctional material aids brain imaging

By / August 17, 2009

Engineers are getting craftier and craftier about making one material that is capable of more than one function, especially in the realm of nanomaterials. It can be a little difficult to exactly understand what this is all about, but the basic idea is that if you are going to all the trouble to try to…

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Nanotube-powered X-rays

By / August 13, 2009

Technology Review reported that carbon nanotubes are at the heart of a new X-ray machine that is slated for clinical tests later this year at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. The machine has the potential perform much better than those used today for X-ray imaging and cancer therapy. It speeds up organ imaging, takes…

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