Iron-silicon alloy for implants that fix broken bones

Researchers from Skoltech and Sechenov University have 3D-printed and investigated the properties of samples of a porous iron-silicon alloy that the team considers promising for making implants for bone regeneration. The samples exhibited low toxicity, sturdiness, biodegradability, and signs they would accommodate bone growth. The study is published in Biomedical Materials. To heal bad fractures, […]

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Lager beer, whether it contains alcohol or not, could help men’s gut microbes

Like wine, beer can have health benefits when consumed in moderation. Non-alcoholic beers have become wildly popular recently, but are these drinks also healthful? In a pilot study, researchers in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry report that compared to their pre-trial microbiome, men who drank either one alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager daily had […]

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Louisiana team approach prevents harmful infection from spreading among vulnerable patients

A state health department’s quick action to mobilize an inter-facility response to protect ventilator-dependent residents of a skilled nursing facility from a superbug outbreak in the middle of the pandemic is being highlighted at an infection control conference today. In a poster presented at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) 49thAnnual […]

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