News tagged with healing process

Fewer surgeries with degradable implants

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Polymers
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Self-healing membranes: Nature shows the way

Lianas whose stabilization rings of woody cells heal spontaneously after suffering damage serve as a natural example to bionic experts of self-repairing membranes. Empa researchers have borrowed this trick ...

dateSep 23, 2011 in Engineering
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How to help heal an injured joint

Knee patients need patience: injuries to these joints take weeks to heal. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that documents the healing process in detail. This motivates patients and at the same time helps ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Engineering
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How much can a cell uptake?

Immunological research at the University of Haifa, Israel, has made a new breakthrough, revealing a critical component in the "decision-making" process of white blood cells that play a role in the healing ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Medical research
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Self-healing autonomous material comes to life

You've seen it in movies: the human-like, robot assassin quickly regenerates its structure after being damaged beyond recognition. This "Terminator" scenario is becoming less far-fetched as recent advances in structural health ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Discovery of an anti-inflammatory substance

The messenger interleukin-27 plays an important role when the human body blocks inflammations. This was discovered by an international research team, of which the Kiel Professors Joachim Grotzinger and Stefan Rose-John, as ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Medical research
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