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Two Against One – Drugs and Body’s Immune System Buddy Up to Attack Cancer...

In Pennsylvania, Penn State researchers have found a way to create biodegradable polymer nanoparticles that have cancer-fighting drugs integrated in them to attack certain...

Tufts researchers unveil programmable silk biopolymer

In Boston, Tufts University researchers have developed a new biopolymer from silk proteins that can be programmed to exhibit biological, chemical, or optical functions. The...

MiMedx Investigation Into Employee Allegations Continues

In Georgia, MiMedx Group Inc., a company that focuses on regenerative medicine in various medical specialties like surgical, orthopedic, spine, and dental fields, has...

Buffalo’s Heart Saves Human Lives in Form of Surgical Biomaterial Implant

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have engineered a biomaterial implant from the sack of a buffalo’s heart that can...

Reindeer Antlers Provide Valuable Insight for Sturdier Biomaterials

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science have found handy information about reindeer antlers...

Research Team Creates New Company, Spinthesis, for Spider Silk Biomaterial Production

In North Dakota, North Dakota State University researchers are finding ways to use spider silk as flexible metal conductors and in medical treatments. The...

Going Back to Straw Houses? Biomaterials like Hemp and Straw Proving to Be Better...

In Europe, biomaterials are proving to be better than conventional building products due to their beneficial natural properties. Researchers and builders in six different...

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