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Spark plasma sintering welds graphene into 3-D structures to replace bone

By April Gocha / September 16, 2016

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.

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Graphene pairs with alumina for strong, wear-resistant ceramic composite

By April Gocha / April 10, 2015

New research suggests a simple solution to improve the wear resistance, fracture tolerance, and conductivity of alumina ceramic—the addition of graphene.

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Self-folding silicon nanostructures mock Venus flytraps to catch single cells

By April Gocha / July 8, 2014

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have manufactured self-folding, biocompatible, silicon nanostructures—that can capture single live cells in solution.

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Beer begets better bones: Bioceramics from beer brewing waste may be the key to bone replacements

By April Gocha / June 15, 2014

Researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, in collaboration with Mahou and Createch Co., have pioneered a new bone biomaterial from an unlikely source—beer brewing waste.

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Biocompatible glass-ceramic implants may help hips live past expiration dates

By April Gocha / May 13, 2014

A new biocompatible glass ceramic implant technology may be able to replace metal acetabular cups in hip implants and improve flexibility and implant lifetime in hip replacement patients.

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Video of the week: Biomedical applications of multifunctional nanomaterial systems

By / March 2, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.jpg}] I got a chance to interview Muhammet Toprak at the recent ICACC’10 conference. Toprak is a researcher in the Multifunctional Materials Division of the KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In this video, Toprak discusses his work as part of a cross-functional team that is working to assemble and…

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