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Hench Festschrift celebrates researcher and shows evolving impact of bioactive glasses

By Eileen De Guire / July 18, 2016

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.

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GOMD keeps momentum going at Madison, Wis., meeting

By Eileen De Guire / June 7, 2016

More than 360 glass scientists, engineers, and students attended ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division technical conference and annual business meeting in Madison, Wis., the week of May 22.

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Bioglass stretches further, shows promise for cartilage repair

By April Gocha / May 26, 2016

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.

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Bioglass goes big: Bioactive glass repairs large bone defects

By April Gocha / January 11, 2016

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.

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Larry Hench—inventor of Bioglass and children’s author—dies at age 77

By Eileen De Guire / December 18, 2015

Larry Hench, ACerS Distinguished Life Member and Fellow, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 16. He turned 77 in November.

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Video: Discovery UK showcases bioglass to repair human bodies

By April Gocha / October 14, 2015

This short video from Discovery UK about scientific breakthroughs that repair the human body is centered around Larry Hench’s initial discovery of bioglass.

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Bioactive glasses burgeon into soft tissue applications—and other stories—in the August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 23, 2015

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online, features a cover story all about bioactive glasses for soft tissue applications.

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Global glass experts converge on Miami, Fla., for GOMD conference and AACS workshop

By Eileen De Guire / May 19, 2015

The 2015 GOMD-DGG brings together glass experts working on all areas of theory, experimentation, and manufacturing. ACerS AACS Division, also in Miami, held a workshop on ancient glass research activities.

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Bioceramics 2014 plots the future for healthcare advances with advanced materials

By April Gocha / August 1, 2014

Despite the fact that there have been amazing advances in healthcare in the past several decades, there are still needs to be addressed, still problems to fix, and still places where advanced materials like glass and ceramics can fill important gaps (including some literal gaps).

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My grandson and the Innovations in Biomedical Materials conference

By Eileen De Guire / July 9, 2014

Eileen’s grandson is likely to have better medical options than his older relatives, and might even avoid the “blessings from the ancestors” altogether, thanks to tremendous advances in the healthcare field.

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