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2013-07-08 10:41:50

It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber" — it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical uses for this polymer-based product. Dr. Jie Zheng, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Dr. Robert Weiss, Hezzleton E. Simmons professor and chair of polymer engineering, are among the most recent to contribute to the growing research of...

2013-07-07 23:02:25

Their Wound Care Stimulen™ Collagen Gel introduces a bioavailable state of hydrolyzed bovine collagen that interacts with the wound in such a way to form a gel that creates a moist wound healing environment. Specifically classified as a collagen-based wound filler, Stimulen™ is ideally suited for use with compromised patients or ‘stalled’ wounds, creating a nutrient rich protective growth medium for the proliferation of healthy cellular growth. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013...

2013-07-02 23:05:02

Nlslimming.com, a well-known famous weight loss company, launches a site-wide promotion today to celebrate its anniversary. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Nlslimming.com, a well-known famous weight loss company, launches a site-wide promotion today to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The promotion covers all the weight loss products (Meizitang soft gel, Lishou, Lida daidaihua and more) on its website, up to 50% off. “Now, anyone who orders five boxes of Meizitang products will get one box for...

2013-06-06 11:42:47

Manufacturer's dossier did not contain any relevant data for the comparison with diclofenac/hyaluronic acid gel The drug ingenol mebutate (trade name: Picato) has been approved in Germany since November 2012 as a gel for the treatment of certain forms of actinic keratosis in adults. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG) the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined whether this new...

2013-04-29 21:01:03

Bioengineers create rubber-like material bearing micropatterns for stronger, more elastic hearts A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human-based materials. Their work will advance how clinicians treat the damaging effects caused by heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. "Scientists and clinicians alike are...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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