Archive: February 2023

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Developing multi-functional tendon-mimetic hydrogels

A research team in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Hong Kong have reported the development of multifunctional tendon-mimetic hydrogels...

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Compression treatment could relieve horses’ painful swollen limbs

US researchers from North Carolina State University have taken technology aimed at helping humans suffering from lymphoedema, in which the accumulation of excess lymph fluid...

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Pre-formed parastomal hernia reinforcement mesh

A pre-formed mesh for the repair and/or prevention of a parastomal hernia during ostomy treatment is disclosed by Zhongqiu Zhang of Middlebury, Connecticut, USA.

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Extensible absorbent pads for wound dressings

An improved extensible absorbent pad for a wound dressing has been developed by Medtrade Products of Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

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Bioresorbable membrane for healing internal and external wounds

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM in Germany have developed a bioresorbable...

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Preparing stem cells to become organ tissue

With thousands of people dying waiting for an organ transplant last year and many more on the waiting list, a researcher at North Carolina State...

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Smart stitches reduce infection and simplify post-op monitoring

A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.

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