Boron Hydrogel Helps Muscles Heal

A newly developed hydrogel could greatly accelerate the recovery times for damaged muscles, by flooding the injury site with boron
A newly developed hydrogel could greatly accelerate the recovery times for damaged muscles, by flooding the injury site with boron

 

Over the past few years we’ve seen some interesting examples of how injectable hydrogels can boost the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, whether by flooding them with stem cells or acting as supporting scaffolds. Scientists in Spain have now developed a hydrogel that releases boron to dramatically accelerate the formation of new muscle fibers. read more

3D Printed Beams Can Replace Concrete

According to research team behind them, the new 3D-printed beams weigh up to 80 percent less than standard concrete beams
According to research team behind them, the new 3D-printed beams weigh up to 80 percent less than standard concrete beams
Polytechnic University of Valencia

Reinforced concrete beams serve as important structural elements for buildings and bridges, but they are long and heavy and therefore require large machinery to both transport and install. Researchers at Spain’s Polytechnic University of Valencia have spent the past few years working on a more manageable alternative, patenting a system that uses “Lego-like” segments of 3D-printed plastic that can be pieced together for significant savings on weight and construction time.

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