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A hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

A hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

Bleeding is a major surgical complication. Although mortality rates of 0.1% are observed for surgical procedures, it may be 5% to 8% for elective...
Scientists created a method to produce designer hydrogels

Scientists created a method to produce designer hydrogels

A team of scientists at the Bengaluru-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a new technique that promises to produce...
A biocompatible hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus

A biocompatible hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus

A few kinds of body tissue, similar to cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and can't recuperate whenever harmed. One promising...
Assistant Professor Tan Swee Ching (left) and his team have invented a novel water-absorbing gel that harnesses humidity for various practical applications.

Novel water-absorbing gel that harnesses air moisture for practical applications

Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a unique hydrogel that effectively dehumidifies ambient air to improve thermal comfort. The hydrogel harnesses the moisture...
Tests showed that subcutaneous implants, left, of a hydrogel developed at Rice University encouraged blood vessel and cell growth as new tissue replaced the degrading gel. Courtesy of the Hartgerink Research Group

Hydrogels helps heal wounds without additives

As a synthetic scaffold, Rice scientists have developed hydrogels to deliver drugs and encourage the growth of cells and blood vessels for new tissue. For...
3-D Printing a Living Tattoo

3-D Printing a Living Tattoo

Using 3D printing, various scientists have already explored a variety of responsive materials. One of its example includes an ink made from temperature-sensitive polymers to...
Preventing Severe Blood Loss On The Battlefield Or In The Clinic

Preventing Severe Blood Loss On The Battlefield Or In The Clinic

Reginald Avery, a fifth-year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Biological Engineering, developing an injectable material for patching and preventing severe blood loss....

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