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Research warns against sleeping in contact lenses

...ster Eye Hospital, showed that people who slept in hydrogel lenses were five times more likely to develop keratitis than those sleeping in silicone hydrogel lenses. No difference between the type of lens worn and the risk of infection was found for normal d...

University of Utah hydrogel plays critical part in organ 'printing' study

SALT LAKE CITY--A hydrogel developed by University of Utah medicinal chemist ...an printing. That's where Prestwich's gelatin-like hydrogel comes in. Like any printing process, organ printing requires ink, paper, and printer. The "bio-ink...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006

...hesive that lasts longer for cornea surgery. "The hydrogel can be used in conjunction with a reduced number of sutures to successfully fasten a corneal transplant and secure the wound interface," they report. ARTICLE #3 "Hydrogels Formed by Multiple Peptide Ligation Reactions to FastenCorneal Transplants"...

An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels

...survive suturing during surgery. The biocompatible hydrogel is transparent and permeable to nutrients, includi...the cornea's favorite food. Collaborators on the hydrogel work that Frank is presenting at the chemists' meeting are Marianne E. Harmon, a former Stanford doc...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 4, 2006

...ary testing in laboratory cell cultures of the new hydrogel dressing in a report scheduled for publication in ...controlled fashion, Britland's group developed the hydrogel dressing, which slowly releases maggot ESs. "The present prototype hydrogel wound dressing could po...

A new approach to growing heart muscle

...m these results we can say that utilizing a fibrin hydrogel yields a product that is ready within a few days, that spontaneously organizes and begins to contract with a significant and measurable force, and that responds appropriately to external factors such as calcium." The new paper actually compares two...

A molecular condom against AIDS

...tial testing of the molecular condom in which the hydrogel was tested on basic tissue cells known as mouse fi...livery experiments. In the experiments, when the hydrogel molecular condom was exposed to mock seminal fluid, it released 49 percent of the small-molecule dru...

Clemson research improves inkjet technology

...hieved by filling an empty inkjet cartridge with a hydrogel solution (a material that has properties similar t...photographs are made, activating alternatively the hydrogel and cell nozzles. Previously cells were added to prefabricated scaffolds in a lengthy, less ef...

New diagnostic technologies offer non-invasive means

... patients for cancer-indicating biomarkers. These hydrogel nanoparticles, less than one tenth the size of a r...oteomics and Molecular Medicine. "We can engineer hydrogel nanoparticles to look for a single biomarker, or a multitude of selected molecules, amid a relativel...

UD scientist wins NSF career award for tissue engineering research

...rch focuses on building tissue scaffolds made from hydrogel biomaterials consisting of synthetic polymers and peptides. By modeling the composition, structure and behavior of the hydrogels after the structural material, or extracellular matrix, of natural tissues, she hopes to also capture the natural resilie...

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