Medical research

Self-healing bone cement developed

Materials scientists at the University of Jena have developed a bone replacement based on calcium phosphate cement and reinforced with carbon fibers. The fibers increase damage tolerance and ensure that cracks in the material ...

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Scientists 'grow' new cartilage with help of 3-D printing technology

A partnership between scientists at the University of Wollongong and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has led to a breakthrough in tissue engineering, with researchers growing cartilage from stem cells to treat cancers, osteoarthritis ...

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Injecting iron supplement lets scientists track transplanted stem cells

A new, noninvasive technique for tracking stem cells after transplantation—developed by a cross-disciplinary team of radiologists, chemists, statisticians and materials scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine—could ...

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Microwaves join fight against malaria

With the support of a Phase II grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Penn State materials scientists and medical researchers are working to develop a process to destroy malaria parasites in the blood using low-power ...