Engineering long-lasting joint lubrication by mimicking nature

By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific ...

Quality control of glossy objects

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new machine vision system for quality control of glossy objects. The system enables quality control of complex products, such as bathroom mixers, tableware, cutlery, ...

Protein 'passport' helps nanoparticles get past immune system

The body's immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects, whether they are bacteria, viruses, flecks of dirt or splinters. Unfortunately, nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs, and implanted devices like ...

Researchers solve crystal structure of key biofilm protein

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) report that they have solved the crystal structure of a protein involved in holding bacterial cells together in a biofilm, a major development in their exploration ...

Nanodiamond coatings safe for implants: study

Nanodiamonds designed to toughen artificial joints also might prevent the inflammation caused when hardworking metal joints shed debris into the body, according to an early study published this week in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.

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