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BioMin bioglass toothpaste may better protect sensitive teeth and find its way into US market

By April Gocha / May 17, 2016

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.

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Sensodyne sequel? Silica biomaterial may protect sensitive teeth better than bioglass

By April Gocha / January 20, 2015

A team led by researchers at National Taiwan University have generated and tested a gelatin-templated mesoporous silica biomaterial that shows good biocompatibility and longer-lasting effects to ease the pain of sensitive teeth.

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A ceramic and glass holiday gift guide for everyone on your Black Friday shopping list

By April Gocha / November 27, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is a consumer spending extravaganza—and if you’re going to buy a gift, why not get one fashioned out of your favorite materials? Here are some ceramics and glass gift ideas to help you find the perfect present.

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Retired Corning scientist S. Donald Stookey dies at 99

By Eileen De Guire / November 7, 2014

Renowned glass scientist S. Donald Stookey—an ACerS member, Distinguished Life Member, and Fellow—died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the age of 99 in Pittsford, N.Y.

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Glass embedded with ceramic frit or UV patterns is for the birds

By April Gocha / June 6, 2014

Bird advocacy groups estimate that hundreds of millions of birds die every year from bird-on-glass collisions in the U.S. alone, but ceramic frit glass and UV-patterned glass can help birds see the glass to protect them from collisions.

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Happy Spring—April ACerS Bulletin is now online

By April Gocha / March 20, 2014

The April issue of ACerS Bulletin is now online–check it out to read all about additive manufacturing, patent law, the history of alumina-enriched high-voltage insulators, news, activities, and more.

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Why I brought home another 23 tubes of toothpaste from Europe

By Eileen De Guire / July 18, 2013

Imported from Europe, these toothpaste tubes really do contain NovaMin bioglass. Credit: Lipetz; GMIC   (Editor’s note: Like many of you, the executive director of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, Robert Lipetz, has followed Peter Wray’s reports on the glassless Sensodyne ‘Repair and Protect’ toothpaste sold in the US. So, when Lipetz went to Prague…

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A changing of the guard at ACerS—Peter retires, Jim signs on

By Eileen De Guire / May 14, 2013

There’s a new pen in town! For the last five years, ACerS Director of Communications Peter Wray has been the dominant voice of the engineered ceramics blogosphere. In fact, he started it. He was hired in 2008 to establish a “web presence” for the Society by then-executive director, Scott Steen. And, wow, did he ever!…

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The end of ICC4 and my first blogging experience

By Bobby Harl / July 20, 2012

Peter Wray delivers the recap on the Security & Strategic Materials talks given at ICC4. Credit: Bobby Harl, ACerS. It is hard to believe ICC4 is already over, and I’m submitting my final blog post; it seems like everything just started. Usually the fun things in life move by fast, and this experience has epitomized…

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Video: The poster session comes of age

By Eileen De Guire / May 2, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Don’t let the “snow on the roof” of my colleague Peter Wray fool you. He’s a very forward-thinking guy, and he’s been wondering for a looooong time (maybe since before the “snow” arrived), why it is that posters have to be, well, posters? Wouldn’t it be more interesting to use technology…

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