Article - 6 Jun 2005
A relatively quick amplitude sweep experiment can indicate the strength of a gel and its modulus. This can therefore be used to optimize dosing of gelation agents and other components.
News - 27 Jul 2009
Bacterial infection is a major health threat to patients with severe burns and other kinds of serious wounds such as traumatic bone fractures. Recent studies have identified an important new weapon...
News - 8 Mar 2006
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created a new type of ‘bio-gel’ which provides a pH neutral environment for culturing cells in 3D, as published in the journal Advanced Materials (March...
News - 1 Jul 2016
An MIT research team is in the process of creating fluorescent polymer gels capable of changing color when they are heated, exposed to acid, shaken, or disrupted in some form. With this kind of...
News - 15 Apr 2012
Mussels are true masters of adhesion. They bond solidly under water to nearly any type of surface. Researchers from Mainz have been inspired by mussel adhesive proteins to add another exciting...
News - 9 Mar 2004
Duke biomedical engineers have developed a technique to use a natural polymer to fill in and protect cartilage wounds within joints, and to provide supportive scaffolding for new cartilage growth....
News - 6 Sep 2012
A multidisciplinary team at Harvard has created an exceptionally tough and stretchy gel, which is also biocompatible and self-healing.
These qualities make the gel a potential replacement for...
News - 19 Jul 2007
University of Delaware scientists have invented a novel biomaterial with surprising antibacterial properties that can be injected as a low-viscosity gel into a wound where it rigidifies nearly on...
News - 29 Jun 2006
Rust never sleeps, in the words of songwriter Neil Young. But, if materials scientists cannot put corrosion into a deep slumber perhaps there is a way to produce smart materials that can heal...
News - 25 May 2004
A breakthrough in polymer development means that soon there may be a radical new treatment for people with broken bones - a special kind of material that can 'glue' the bone back together and...