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Biodegradable magnesium alloys as next-gen implants

By Maja Bosanac
17 November 2013

kist-magnesium-alloy-1Scientists at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have succeeded in developing high strength, biodegradable and bioabsorbable Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca) and Zink (Zn) alloys. These alloys have great mechanical properties such as high strength, good tissue compatibility, and medically acceptable corrosion rate. That makes them ideal for next generation of implants used… »

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Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery

By Damir Beciri
14 January 2013

musselsWhile some people find them disgusting and other consider that they are a mouthwatering meal, various research groups focus on study of muscles and employing their findings in new innovations. Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and University of Texas-Arlington (UT Arlington) researchers investigated the chemistry that allows mussels to stick to underwater surfaces in order… »

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Transient electronics dissolve in body or environment

By Damir Beciri
One Comment29 September 2012

submerged-dissolve-transient-electronicsA research team led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a technology they call transient electronics – small and fully biocompatible electronic devices that are able to dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after functioning for a desired amount of time, thus eliminating the… »


MIT develops implantable fuel cell powered by glucose

By Damir Beciri
23 June 2012

mit-silicon-wafer-with-glucose-fuel-cellsMIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells – glucose. Although the technology has been around since 1970s, MIT fuel cell is fabricated from silicon, using the same technology used to make semiconductor electronic chips. This feature allows it to be integrated with other circuits that… »