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Flexible 3-D Printed Scaffolds Could Mend Broken Bones

Leah Samuel | STAT | September 28, 2016

When doctors repair broken bones or problematic joints, they often rely on ceramic or resin bone implants. But those have some downfalls: Because they’re rigid, they’re difficult for surgeons to customize to a patient’s body, and they are tricky to use in minimally invasive surgeries. The ideal would be a cheap material that would be bendable but would allow new bone to grow into its structure...

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National Science Foundation Creates $3M CONVERGE Center to Augment Natural Hazards Research

Press Release | Converge, NHERI, NSF | November 14, 2018

To enhance the diversity of research underway in natural hazards, the National Science Foundation recently created CONVERGE, a $3 million research center at the University of Colorado Boulder. The center is a resource for the 11-member, NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, known as NHERI. One of the NSF 10 Big Ideas, "convergence" describes the merging of scientific disciplines in a coordinated, reciprocal way that fosters the robust collaborations needed for successful inquiry. For NSF, convergence research is driven by a compelling problem that can be solved by deep integration between disciplines.

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The Forgotten History Of Vaccinations You Need To Be Aware Of

Joseph Mercola | Mercola.com | January 18, 2015

Vaccines are one of the most controversial medical therapies, and it's impossible to make an informed decision unless you know both sides of the story. In the process of knowing both sides, the historical context is critical...

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