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October 17, 2013
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Scientists Cooking Up Alloy “Recipes” For Bone Implants

Project will utilize Ohio State’s new microscopy facility COLUMBUS, Ohio — Armed with microscopes, computers and an innovative way to study metals, researchers at The Ohio State University and their partners are building a database of new titanium alloys. The … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Researchers Coat Spinal Polymer Implants with Bioactive Film to Improve Bonding with Bone

Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants – which are often used in spinal surgeries. The polymer used … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
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Breakthrough Technique Images Breast Tumors in 3-D with Great Clarity, Reduced Radiation

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
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From a Few Bones, the Most Primitive Snake Emerges

Researchers at Yale have identified an ancient slithering creature from the time of T. rex as the most primitive known snake, a finding with implications for the debate over snake origins. “It’s the missing-link snake,” said Nicholas Longrich, a postdoctoral … Continue reading

May 26, 2012
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Physical Properties Predict Stem Cell Outcome

Tissue engineers can use mesenchymal stem cells derived from fat to make cartilage, bone, or more fat. The best cells to use are ones that are already likely to become the desired tissue. Brown University researchers have discovered that the … Continue reading

May 19, 2012
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses

New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This … Continue reading

March 29, 2011
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Prostate Cancer Spreads to Bones by Overtaking The Home of Blood Stem Cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Like bad neighbors who decide to go wreck another community, prostate and breast cancer usually recur in the bone, according to a new University of Michigan study. Now, U-M researchers believe they know why. Prostate cancer cells … Continue reading

October 18, 2010
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Osteoporosis Drug Builds Bone in Patients with Gum Disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A drug marketed to grow bone in osteoporosis patients also works to heal bone wounds in gum disease patients, a University of Michigan study suggests. “This new approach for the treatment of periodontal disease could allow us … Continue reading