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Risk of thyroid cancer and benign nodules associated with exposure to parabens among Chinese adults in Wuhan, China
18/05/2022 - Parabens are widely used as preservatives, which have been found to affect thyroid function in toxicological studies. However, population studies on whether they are associated with thyroid tumors...
Recent advances and future perspectives of lignin biopolymers
18/05/2022 - Abstract This article describes the utilization of lignin-based biopolymers and provides a brief explanation of lignin's chemical structure, extraction, and processing. Using...
Flexural Properties of Polyetheretherketone Composites Containing Hydroxyapatite, Graphene Oxide, and Carbon Fiber for Spinal Implant Materials
02/05/2022 - Because of its good biocompatibility and low elastic modulus, polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is gaining increasing attention as an alternative to metallic spinal implants; however, its applications...
Hydrogels for Biomedicine Based on Semi-Interpenetrating Polymeric Networks of Collagen/Guar Gum: Applications in Biomedical Field and Biocompatibility
12/05/2022 - Determining the controlled release capacity of drugs with therapeutic interest as well as the biocompatibility of hydrogels based on natural and synthetic polymers is of the utmost importance to...
In Vitro Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Mechanisms of Action of Ethanolic Extracts of Five Tunisian Plants against Bacteria
16/05/2022 - Pistacia lentiscus, Rosmarinus officinalis, Erica multiflora, Calicotome villosa, and Phillyrea latifolia were considered important medicinal herbs and were used to treat various ailments. The...
A New Benzoxazole-Based Fluorescent Macrocyclic Chemosensor for Optical Detection of Zn2+ and Cd2+
17/05/2022 - Background: Benzoxazole-containing ligands find many applications both in medicinal chemistry, catalysis and fluorescence chemosensing. Benzoxazole-containing macrocycles could be therefore a good...
Physicochemical Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Titanium/Shellac-Coated Hydroxyapatite Composites
16/05/2022 - Titanium and hydroxyapatite are widely used as materials for implants. Titanium has good mechanical properties, good corrosion resistance, and a high modulus of elasticity. Hydroxyapatite has good...
Sprouts Use as Functional Foods. Optimization of Germination of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), and Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) Seeds Based on Their Nutritional Content Evolution
18/05/2022 - Wheat, alfalfa, and radish sprouts are well-renowned for their high nutritional content. However, their optimal imbibition and germination durations are rarely considered in the literature. In this...
Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis of Chitin Synthase Genes from the Deep-Sea Polychaete Branchipolynoe onnuriensis Genome
28/04/2022 - Chitin, one of the most abundant biopolymers in nature, is a crucial material that provides sufficient rigidity to the exoskeleton. In addition, chitin is a valuable substance in both the medical and...
Rheological Properties of Different Graphene Nanomaterials in Biological Media
18/05/2022 - Carbon nanomaterials have received increased attention in the last few years due to their potential applications in several areas. In medicine, for example, these nanomaterials could be used as...
A Review on Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology: From Past to Present
18/05/2022 - The principal features essential for the success of an orthopaedic implant are its shape, dimensional accuracy, and adequate mechanical properties. Unlike other manufactured products, chemical...
Recent Advances in Wearable Potentiometric pH Sensors
- Wearable sensors reflect the real–time physiological information and health status of individuals by continuously monitoring biochemical markers in biological fluids, including sweat,...
Electrospun, Resorbable, Drug-Eluting, Nanofibrous Membranes Promote Healing of Allograft Tendons
- In spite of advances in medical technology, the repair of Achilles tendon ruptures remains challenging. Reconstruction with an autograft tendon provides the advantage of a higher healing rate;...
Do Carbon Nanotubes and Asbestos Fibers Exhibit Common Toxicity Mechanisms?
17/05/2022 - During the last two decades several nanoscale materials were engineered for industrial and medical applications. Among them carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the most exploited nanomaterials with global...
Reproductive and Developmental Nanotoxicity of Carbon Nanoparticles
17/05/2022 - The presented review aims to summarize the knowledge regarding the reproductive and developmental toxicity of different types of carbon nanoparticles, such as graphene, graphene oxide, multi- and...
Novel CaO–SiO2–P2O5 Nanobioglass Activated with Hafnium Phthalocyanine
18/05/2022 - Bioactive glasses are materials which can be used in medicine for regeneration of hard and soft tissues. Their functionalization with active molecules or addition to composites broaden significantly...
Physical and Enzymatic Hydrolysis Modifications of Potato Starch Granules
16/05/2022 - In this work, a valorization of the starch stemming from downgraded potatoes was approached through the preparation of starch nanoparticles using different physical methods, namely liquid and...
Exploration of Effects of Graduated Compression Stocking Structures on Performance Properties Using Principal Component Analysis: A Promising Method for Simultaneous Optimization of Properties
17/05/2022 - This paper focuses on the comfort properties of graduated and preventive compression stockings for people who work long hours in standing postures and for athletes for proper blood circulation. The...
Flexible, Strong and Multifunctional Anf@Ag Nanocomposite Film for Human Physiology and Motion Monitoring
11/05/2022 - To expand the application range of flexible pressure sensors, endowing them with multifunction capabilities becomes extremely important. Herein, a flexible, strong and multifunctional nanocomposite...
Bioactivity and Pharmacological Potential of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Against Pandemic COVID-19: a Comprehensive Review
- Abstract A novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), transmitted from person to person, has quickly emerged as...
In vitro and in vivo investigation of a zonal microstructured scaffold for osteochondral defect repair
- Articular cartilage is comprised of zones that vary in architecture, extracellular matrix composition, and mechanical properties. Here, we designed and engineered a porous zonal microstructured...