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In Australia, the legal fight continues over cow genes between Cargill USA and Branhaven LLC versus Meat and Livestock Australia and Dairy Australia, associations...

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In New York, 12 and 13 year olds get to try their hand at DNA sequencing during science class for the first time thanks...

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In California, for the first time in the U.S., a surgeon used a pliable biomaterial in a bone graft for a knee fusion procedure....

Cellink Expanding to China for Bioink 3D Printing of Human Tissue

In Sweden, Cellink is using bioink and 3D printing technology to create biomaterial structures with living cells. Long are the days of waiting on...

Tropical Herbs Could Hold Key As Latest Discovery in Breast Cancer Treatment

In Malaysia, University of Malaya researchers found that four species of a tropical and subtropical herb called Phyllanthus, can offer hope for breast cancer...

Society for Biomaterials Awards 2017 Founders Award to University of Chicago Professor

In Chicago, Jeffrey Hubbell, a Professor of Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Chicago, received the Society for Biomaterials’ 2017 Founders...

New CEO for Biomaterials Medical Device Company Oligo Medic

In Canada, Oligo Medic, a medical device company that develops biomaterials for regenerative medicine and is known for JointRep for cartilage treatment in body...

New Stronger than Steel Biomaterial That Superman Would Approve Of Developed in Japan

In Japan, researchers combined hydrogels that had high levels of water with a glass fiber fabric to create a biomaterial that is stronger than...

Gingko Biloba Can Help Overexposure to Aluminum

In Egypt, researchers found that the antioxidant properties of gingko biloba can help protect the brain from the effects of aluminum overexposure. High amounts...

Food Waste Vs. Food Packaging Issue Addressed By NSF International

In Michigan, Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, food & label compliance for NSF International, a company that tests, audits, certifies, trains and consults for...

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