Tag: "microstructure" at biology news
Nanotechnology being used to improve biocompatibility of human prosthetics and implants
...titanium alloy implants. It is well known that the microstructure
of these coatings significantly influences their mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Understanding the effect of nanostructures within a biocompatible coating could contribute greatly towards improving the effectiveness of these coatings. I...
Habitat microstructure drives salamander metamorphosis
...tudy highlights how a simple difference in habitat microstructure
can have a major influence on patterns of development, morphology and evolution. Ronald Bonett and Paul Chippindale from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA, analysed the type, size and degree of sorting of streambed sediments for 22 po...
Secrets of the sea yield stronger artificial bone
...ture reduces in scale. Ultimately, they obtained a microstructure
that measures one micron, or one-millionth of a meter. In comparison, nacre's structure measures half of a micron. "We are half a micron away from mimicking nature," says Tomsia. After the ice is removed via sublimation, the result is a porous scaf...
NC State scientist finds soft tissue in T. rex bones
...us rex. Schweitzer was interested in studying the microstructure
and organic components of a dinosaur's bone. All bone is made up of a combination of protein (and other organic molecules) and minerals. In modern bone, removing the minerals leaves supple, soft organic materials that are much easier to work with in ...