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Biomaterials news, March 2016

Fibers with gills help cells grow

Polymer fibers with ‘gills’ that resemble the underside of a mushroom could improve tissue engineering approaches to bone repair.

Scientists have developed a renewable thermoplastic by replacing the styrene in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene with lignin from wood.

A new NMR spectroscopy technique allows hyperpolarized xenon gas to be dissolved into samples without disrupting their molecular order.

Details of the five finalists for Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

Scientists have shown that the fungus Neurospora crassa can transform manganese into a composite for use in lithium-ion batteries.

Using everyday materials like paper and foil, engineers have developed a low-cost sensor that can detect external stimuli.

Poly(ε-caprolactone) used as a scaffold to mimic the pre-metastatic niche

Scientists have developed two new sustainable electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

Realistic facial expressions may be coming to a robot near you, thanks to work from engineers in Singapore.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

biomaterials based on seaweed-derived alginate could improve polyurethanes used to repair cardiac and vascular tissue

Carbon-based scaffold with hierarchical architecture could help muscle tissue regenerate after injury or disease.

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