Article - 14 Nov 2003
Researchers have created a strong and flexible, nacre-like material suited to aircraft and biomedical applications. Posted May 27 2003
News - 4 Jan 2009
Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells has been created in a University of Michigan lab.
This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing,...
Article - 16 Apr 2004
Tiny "nanotubes" that assemble themselves using the same chemistry as DNA could be ideal for creating better artificial joints and other body implants. Posted April 13 2004
Article - 5 Jul 2005
Nanobiotechnology techniques can be applied in many areas of medicine, including diagnostics, implants, gene analysis, protein analysis, tissue engineering, artificial organs and therapeutics. This...
Article - 18 Dec 2017
Tribology is the science of wear, friction and lubrication which has been utilized in biomedical applications. Medical grade metals and alloys can provide internal support in the body and are...
News - 31 Dec 2014
Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports. No other injury has sidelined more athletes for a season or even the...
Article - 21 Mar 2013
Bioactive materials are used to interact with or have an effect on tissue in the human body. Nanocomposites are a natural choice when designing bioactive materials, as many biological structures and...
News - 13 Aug 2018
Over many millions of years of evolution, nature has given birth to innumerable biological materials which serve either as the skeletons of the organisms or as offensive or defensive weapons. Although...
News - 28 Apr 2014
In a significant step toward reducing the heavy toll of osteoarthritis around the world, scientists have created the first example of living human cartilage grown on a laboratory chip. The researchers...
News - 18 Nov 2008
Chemists can learn from some shellfish. Mussels, for example, produce an adhesive that sticks strongly to metal and stone, even under water. Chemists have reproduced the protein responsible for this...