Topic of the Month: November 2015

More sustainable cosmetics for a clean environment

More sustainable cosmetics for a clean environment
Cellulose particles from beech wood are to be incorporated in different care products ... © Fraunhofer IWM

Cellulose particles from beech wood are to be incorporated in different care products ... © Fraunhofer IWM

... and then assessed in the laboratory for their abrasive or cleaning effect. © Fraunhofer IWM

... and then assessed in the laboratory for their abrasive or cleaning effect. © Fraunhofer IWM

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11/13/2017

November 2017: Real plastic hearts

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers have now come one step closer to this goal: by means of a spraying process, they have created functioning muscle fibers a three-dimensional synthetic polymer scaffold.
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