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3D printer ink from the woods

Dear Sir or Madam,

Until now, Nitinol or stainless steel have been the means of choice for implants made with 3D printing. Now, an environmentally friendly alternative has been developed: ink made from cellulose nanocrystals, which is one of the main constituents of wood. Its special mechanical properties allow a number of applications in biomedicine, like implants and prostheses. Learn more about this new 3D printing ink in our News.

Have a sunny day!

Olga Wart
Editorial team

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Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices

Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
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Materials Science

Metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans

Scientists from the Netherlands and Russia designed and tested a new metasurface-based technology for enhancing the local sensitivity of MRI scanners on humans for the first time. The metasurface consists of thin resonant strips arranged periodically. Placed under a patient's head, it provided much higher signals from the local brain region.
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Shape Memory Alloys: superelasticity and excellent shape memory ability


Image: A bent stent; Copyright: Kamenskiy
It looks like magic and always catches people by surprise: a paper clip, twisted and deformed, returns to its original shape – when you carefully hold it over a candle flame. This phenomenon goes by the somewhat awkward yet descriptive term "shape memory alloy". It is an alloy that "remembers" the shape it was given when it was produced.
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Shape Memory Alloys: superelasticity and excellent shape memory ability
Read our Special "The thing with the memory: shape memory alloy "
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Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases.
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Laboratory Medicine & Hygiene

Better, cheaper healthcare with dry blood samples

A drop of blood on filter paper, allowed to dry and stored for future diagnostic purposes - considerably easier than the present-day, resource-consuming method using frozen blood samples in plastic tubes. In a new study, Uppsala researchers have successfully measured 92 different proteins in millimetre-sized circles punched out of dried samples.
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Dr Greenwood and NovoSorb

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PolyNovo is pleased to announce that the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) have published Professor John Greenwood’s 2016 Hunterian Lecture. This paper outlines the evolution of burn care and the...
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