Acta Biomaterialia

The Acta Biomaterialia is a monthly, peer reviewed, scientific journal published by Elsevier. It is published on behalf of Acta Materialia, Inc., and is sponsored by ASM International and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Volume 1, Issue 1 was published in January 2005. The editor-in-chief is W.R. Wagner of University of Pittsburgh, USA. The focus of this journal is biomaterials science, which includes the interrelationship of biomaterial structure and function from macro scale to nanoscale. Topical coverage includes Biomedical materials, and Biocompatible materials. Formats of publication include original research reports, review papers and rapid communications ("letters").

Publisher
Elsevier
History
2005–present
Website
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/702994/description#description
Impact factor
5.076 (2011)

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Surgery

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For patients with a broken shin bone, a new generation of smart orthopedic implants is being developed that can not only monitor healing progression at the bone fracture site, but can use controlled micromotions to actively ...

Vaccination

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Researchers at Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, have developed a technique that addresses the challenge of transporting temperature-dependent vaccines, which researchers hope may increase access in rural and remote ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sealing fistulas with regenerative immiscible bioglue

A Korean research team has recently developed an innovative vesico-vaginal fistula treatment method using the mussel adhesive protein (MAP) that can effectively seal fistulas in organs even when exposed to urine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research examines mechanics of mucus in cystic fibrosis patients

If you've ever had a cold, you know that too much mucus can be an annoyance, but mucus plays a very important role in the body. The respiratory system creates mucus as part of the immune system, meant to trap inhaled bacteria, ...

Medical research

Researchers use soy to improve bone cancer treatment

Researchers in recent years have demonstrated the health benefits of soy, linking its consumption to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and improved bone health.

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