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Biomaterials news, May 2017

The Acta Journals Annual Student Awards Program

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A novel cartilage-mimicking hydrogel may allow surgeons to 3D print meniscus implants that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

Using simplified proteins known as peptoids, scientists have discovered that a minor change in structure can alter the crystallization pathway.

Mimicking the vein structure in leaves helps produce material that improves lifetime of batteries.

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Using a compound derived from seaweed, engineers have developed a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand.

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Cheap bundles of fibres could be used to clear up oil spills in the future.

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Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Understanding the design principles of dragonfly wings could help improve the design of artificial wings on micro-air vehicles.

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