Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hydrogel

Newly developed super jelly can withstand elephant standing on it

A jelly-like material that can survive being run over by a car.

Deploying bacteria as environmental sensors

Encapsulating modified bacteria in tough hydrogel spheres prevents them from spreading genes to other microbes.

Plant communication: A new device can talk to plants

Opening the door to new technologies that make use of plants.

Scientists developed antibacterial gel bandage using durian husk

Turning waste into a valuable biomedical resource.

New technique to modify naturally occurring biological polymers

Using lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering.

Bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic

A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents.

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

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 few kinds of body tissue, similar to cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and can't recuperate whenever harmed. One promising...

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...

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

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...

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