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Now, a Tattoo That can Be Easily Removed

...-encapsulation, where particles are suspended in a biodegradable polymer coating. The microcapsules, that are as tiny as pins, can bear a molecule that requires protection or restrained release. The process is widely used in manufacturing plant food, stain remover, and even scratch-and-sniff perfume ads, where ...

Worms are Killing the Planet

... of waste in efforts to reduce the land filling of biodegradable waste. This includes encouraging householders to invest in home composting systems. Although Frederickson says that worm composting is a positive thing, he claims that not enough research has been done on worms releasing polluting gases. Speaking ...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

... made from muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) and a biodegradable polymer, exhibit extensive remodelling, and remain...oped vascular graft by bulk seeding MDSCs inside a biodegradable porous, tubular polyester urethane scaffold using a rotational vacuum seeding device. After they h...

Yale F&ES Graduation to Offset Gas Linked to Global Warming

...eature locally produced organic wines and cheeses, biodegradable plates and recycled napkins. I think this will be a great educational opportunity for our families, said Oversvee. It will give them a taste of the things weve been learning and thinking about for the last two years, and will show them in a concret...

A Welcome Initiative to Spread Awareness on Environment

...ountry, have phased out plastic bags and are using biodegradable bags for garbage collection. To become zero waste producers they are using recycled paper stationary and practicing paperless communication as far as possible. Dipak Haksar, vice president ITC hotels, said: "We are harvesting water and will convert...

To Die For: Rolls-Royce and 'green' Coffins at British Funerals

.... He added that about 4,000 people a week choose a biodegradable coffin. There is a good choice of such caskets in Britain -- one firm, Eco Coffins, offers ones made up of 90 percent recycled cardboard, while Bamboo Coffins sells woven bamboo caskets. In 2006, Ecopod sold around 500 of its creations, made from 1...

Earth Day Celebrated With Hopes of a Greener Tomorrow

...nstructions on its floodplains and contribute non- biodegradable wastes to it?' he asked. Be it the Shastri Park metro station or the upcoming Yamuna metro station of the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC), be it the Akshardham temple or the site for the Commonwealth Games 2010, various authorised structures...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

...st as an alternative to harmful fuel additives, is biodegradable without harmful effects on the environment, significantly reduces harmful exhaust emissions, ethanol blends dramatically reduce emissions of hydrocarbons, a major contributor to the depletion of the ozone layer and it can reduce net carbon dioxide e...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

...emulsion templating can be used to generate rigid, biodegradable scaffolds with interconnected pores. These scaffolds are of particular interest in craniofacial tissue engineering, due to the rigidity of the resulting foams and the ease of fabrication. Source-Eurekalert...

Swell Gel May Bring Respite From Back Pain

... be undertaken on this subject which might look to biodegradable microgels that will promote regeneration of intervertebral disc. JY...

New Cost-cutting Cancer Drug Delivery System

...e firm announced this week that it has developed a biodegradable polymer based drug delivery system that could sign...its novel drug delivery technology platform uses a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer material which can be loaded with therapeutic agents. According to the c...

A Better Way to Deliver Cancer Drugs

...ventional chemotherapy treatment. A paper-thin, biodegradable implant is proving an effective way to attack cancer cells without punishing the body with chemotherapy. The implant is a clear, flexible film that can be designed in any shape or size. A key ingredient in the film is chitosan, which is derived from ...

New Generation - Medicinal Products

...ule or syrup is obtained. But what would happen if biodegradable materials were used instead of these neutral excip...ch significantly increases their diversity. Some biodegradable polymers such as polyesters have already been employed as excipients in pharmacology. But this was o...

Plastic May Be Poisoning Oceans: Scientists

Microscopic particles of plastic are not biodegradable and may be poisoning oceans, fear British scientists.// Plastic - from bottles and fishing nets to the ubiquitous carrier bags - ends up in the world's oceans. Richard Thompson at the University of Plymouth is leading research into what happens wh...

A New Rapid 3-D Cell-Growth Technique For Growing Heart Muscle

...gineering platforms: self-organization strategies, biodegradable hydrogels such as fibrin, and polymeric scaffolds. Each approach may turn out to have its own applications, says Birla, and the ability to conduct side-by-side comparisons is important. Other researchers have focused on one approach or another, bu...

Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein

... help sustain cancers. They also are looking at a biodegradable polymer cage so they can encapsulate the intraceptor, tag it with a homing device for target cells and deliver it 'like a missile carrying a payload' into the desired cells where it will slowly release the intraceptor, he says. Co-authors include Dr...

Ingenious Biodegradable Heart Stent May Dictate Advancements in Heart Stent Technology

...ted with a novel type of heart stent that utilizes biodegradable tubes to clear blocked arteries. This could prove ... Ormiston has come out with a new device which use biodegradable stents made from molecules of polylactic acid that tend to break down in time. He asks “Why have a p...

Surgery Goes Hi-Tech With a ‘Solution’ to Stop Blood Los

...ontrolling blood loss. The promising solution is a biodegradable liquid consisting of protein fragments which is capable of arresting the bleeding, scientists said, after they tested it on wounded rodents. Rutledge Ellis Behnke, a research scientist at the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and lead ...

Nanotech Wipes for biohazard detection

...tect E. coli bacteria.’ ‘Once fully developed, the biodegradable absorbent wipe would contain nanofibres containing antibodies to numerous biohazards and chemicals and would signal by changing colour or through another effect when the antibodies attached to their targets. Users would simply wipe the napkin across ...

Fine Polymer Scaffolding – a Boon for Skin Reconstructio

...t the University of Sheffield have developed a new biodegradable scaffold made from simple polymers, which serve as...ral way.’ The polymers used in the scaffold are biodegradable materials already approved for medical applications. Because the team has recognised that skin cells...

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