Saturday, April 5, 2014

Boning up on medical advances

Researchers in Sweden have developed a coating for implants used in surgery that helps them meld with bones and decrease the likelihood of rejection.  From a news release at Phys.org:

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France have shown how a protein that promotes bone growth binds to this surface and can be released in a controlled way.

 More on this important innovation can be found at the link above.

 

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France have shown how a protein that promotes bone growth binds to this surface and can be released in a controlled way.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-gel-bone-growth-implants-surgical.html#jCp