Dentistry

Dentist develops new filling for root canal treatments

In a recently published article in PLOS ONE, findings from a pilot study outlined the potential effectiveness of a new therapeutic gel filling for root canals that releases nitric oxide and antibiotics into the treated tooth ...

Medical research

Skin wounds in older mice are less likely to scar

Researchers have discovered a rare example in which the mammalian body functions better in old age. A team at the University of Pennsylvania found that, in skin wounds in mice, being older increased tissue regeneration and ...

Medical research

Team develops novel self-fitting scaffold for bone regeneration

Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high-performing, self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite, the principal mineral component ...

Medical research

3-D printed biomaterials for bone tissue engineering

When skeletal defects are unable to heal on their own, bone tissue engineering (BTE), a developing field in orthopedics can combine materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to facilitate bone repair. ...

Medical research

Building bones with a 3-D printer

Strand by strand, and layer by layer, Daniel Chen's research team is inching closer to repairing and rebuilding bones with the use of 3-D printing technology.

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