A New Gold Standard for Artificial Joints (Titanium + gold) – High Hardness in the Biocompatible Intermetallic Compound β-Ti3Au

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A New Gold Standard for Artificial Joints (Titanium + gold) – High Hardness in the Biocompatible Intermetallic Compound β-Ti3Au

Rice Lab Discovers Titanium-Gold Alloy that is Four Times Harder than Most Steels

Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it’s strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by Rice University physicists shows that the gold standard for artificial joints can be improved with the addition of some actual gold.

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“This began from my core research,” said Morosan, professor of physics and astronomy, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice. “We published a study not long ago on titanium-gold, a 1-to-1 ratio compound that was a magnetic material made from nonmagnetic elements. One of the things that we do when we make a new compound is try to grind it into powder for X-ray purposes. This helps with identifying the composition, the purity, the crystal structure and other structural properties.

“When we tried to grind up titanium-gold, we couldn’t,” she recalled. “I even bought a diamond (coated) mortar and pestle, and we still couldn’t grind it up.”

Morosan and Svanidze decided to do follow-up tests to determine exactly how hard the compound was, and while they were at it, they also decided to measure the hardness of the other compositions of titanium and gold that they had used as comparisons in the original study.

One of the extra compounds was a mixture of three parts titanium and one part gold that had been prepared at high temperature.

What the team didn’t know at the time was that making titanium-3-gold at relatively high temperature produces an almost pure crystalline form of the beta version of the alloy — the crystal structure that’s four times harder than titanium. At lower temperatures, the atoms tend to arrange in another cubic structure — the alpha form of titanium-3-gold. The alpha structure is about as hard as regular titanium. It appears that labs that had previously measured the hardness of titanium-3-gold had measured samples that largely consisted of the alpha arrangement of atoms.

The team measured the hardness of the beta form of the crystal in conjunction with colleagues at Texas A&M University’s Turbomachinery Laboratory and at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, Morosan and Svanidze also performed other comparisons with titanium. For biomedical implants, for example, two key measures are biocompatibility and wear resistance. Because titanium and gold by themselves are among the most biocompatible metals and are often used in medical implants, the team believed titanium-3-gold would be comparable. In fact, tests by colleagues at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston determined that the new alloy was even more biocompatible than pure titanium. The story proved much the same for wear resistance: Titanium-3-gold also outperformed pure titanium.

Morosan said she has no plans to become a materials scientist or dramatically alter her lab’s focus, but she said her group is planning to conduct follow-up tests to further investigate the crystal structure of beta titanium-3-gold and to see if chemical dopants might improve its hardness even further.

Additional co-authors include Pulickel Ajayan, Sruthi Radhakrishnan and Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, all of Rice; Tiglet Besara, Yan Xin, Ke Han and Theo Siegrist, all of Florida State; Fevzi Ozaydin and Hong Liang, both of Texas A&M; and Sendurai Mani of MD Anderson. The research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, Texas A&M’s Turbomachinery Laboratory and the Florida State University Research Foundation.

Author Information

Eteri Svanidze, Tiglet Besara, M. Fevsi Ozaydin, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Jiakui K. Wang, Sruthi Radhakrishnan, Sendurai Mani, Yan Xin, Ke Han, Hong Liang, Theo Siegrist, Pulickel M. Ajayan and E. Morosan

  • 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
  • 2National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA.
  • 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
  • 4Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
  • 5Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
  • Corresponding author. Email: emorosan@rice.edu

Science Advances  20 Jul 2016:

Vol. 2, no. 7, e1600319

DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600319

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FoPo Helps to End Food Waste While Saving Food that Transforms Into Something Deliciously of Natural Fruit Powder

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FoPo collected fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted (because they are ugly or too ripe) and turn them into dried powder, prolonging shelf-life from 2 weeks to about 2 years. That way, they maximize logistics by transporting compact-friendly powders while also preserving nutrients by up to 90%.

FoPo’s goal is to save as much food, preserve its nutrition and feed as many people as we can. By using their different backgrounds and perspectives at looking into the food system (while also bringing some fun along), they are constantly paving for new ways to create a circular food economy.

Whether you are an individual (chef, caterer, or a serial cook), food business (manufacturing food products /testing for production trials), importer, retailer, or government/ NGO who thinks that 50g FoPo packs are not enough, and believes in FoPo’s mission to save food and feed more people, they are also sell the powders in bulk for wholesale price!

Kindly inquire at contact@hellofopo.com for more details. FoPo’s B2B sales specialist Anna Kim will get in touch with you soon

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Want to Sleep Better at Night with a Peace of Mind? A FDA Approved Device for Migraine Headaches

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55C352F2-68C0-4B93-AD4B-200382D992A6This Device Could Prevent Migraine Headaches.

Unique FDA Approved Device for Migraine Prevention – Cefaly offers the best safety efficacy ratio compared to current anti-migraine oral medication. It is the first line treatment for patients having frequent migraine attacks. Cefaly enables the use of medicines to be significantly reduced and the sufferer’s quality of life to be markedly improved. It is the solution for most of migraineurs. Cefaly has been approved by the FDA for use under prescription.

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The Research Papers Are Here:

(1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3620126/

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24289825

(3) http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2013/02/06/WNL.0b013e3182825055.abstract

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Super Strong High-Tech Socks You Don’t Need to Buy a Pair of Shoes

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Super Strong High-Tech Socks for Any Sport You Do!

FYF-for-any-sport-you-do#FreeYourFeet with FYF, the world’s most minimalist, high-tech footwear, designed to protect your feet during any sport you can imagine.

Dyneema® is the Basic Ingredient of the FYF, these are its’ Incredible Properties

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A Smart USB Stick from DNA Electronics that Can Read for HIV Levels in Less Than 30 Minute

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A smart USB stick from DNA Electronics that can read for HIV levels in less than 30 minutes and needs just one drop of blood with the same ease as diabetics who check their sugar levels, has been created by scientists.

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This smart USB device created by scientists in Britain and the United States detects levels of HIV in a person’s blood and sends a report to a computer. At the moment, testing often requires costly and complex equipment that can take a couple of days to produce a result.

Dr Cooke added that this new technology could help HIV patients check their blood with the same ease as diabetics who check their sugar levels.

The researchers are also exploring whether the device could be used to test for other viruses – such as hepatitis.

Professor Chris Toumazou, the founder of DNA Electronics, the Imperial spin-out company behind the device, added: “This is a great example of how this new analysis technology has the potential to transform how patients with HIV are treated by providing a fast, accurate and portable solution.

“At DNAe we are already applying this highly adaptable technology to address significant global threats to health, where treatment is time-critical and needs to be right first time.”

The clever device, which can be read by a computer and laptop, only needs a drop of blood to diagnose the virus.

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According to UPI, HIV tests just made a giant leap forward in speed and affordability. That’s because researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods.

DNAe is commercialising its pioneering semiconductor DNA analysis technology for healthcare applications where rapid near-patient live diagnostics is needed to provide actionable information to clinicians, saving lives by enabling early administration of appropriate treatment.

DNAe’s initial focus is on infectious disease diagnostics, where speed and DNA-specific information can make the difference between life and death. DNAe’s first product will be a diagnostic test for bloodstream infections for use in the management and prevention of sepsis. In October 2016, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) a division of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded DNAe a contract worth up to $51.9 million to develop Genalysis® for rapid diagnosis in two key applications; antimicrobial resistant infections and influenza.

A private company, with operations in London, UK, and Carlsbad, CA and Washington, DC, USA, DNAe has strong financial backing from its investors, including major shareholder Genting Berhad, a Malaysian-based global investor with a growing portfolio of cutting–edge life sciences companies.

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15 Days Left – Support The Royal Marines Charity and Have a Champagne Toast with Henry Cavill in a private capsule on the Coca Cola London Eye.

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15 Days Left – Support The Royal Marines Charity and Have a Champagne Toast with Henry Cavill in a private capsule on the Coca Cola London Eye. All of your flight and accommodation will be taking care of….donation to win!

Who you’ll help?
The Royal Marines Charity works to provide the best possible, lifelong charitable support for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets. It is uniquely placed to understand, respond and react, enabling Marines and their families to overcome their challenges including life changing injury, life limiting illness, mental disability, transition to civilian life and even poverty.

The fun part is your donation gives you entries to win! Donating more gives you additional entries and unlocks exclusive merchandise.

You and a friend will:
• Meet Henry Cavill in the heart of beautiful London
•Have drinks and enjoy banter with one of the world’s most charming actors on the famous Coca-Cola London Eye
• Be flown out to London and put up in a luxurious hotel

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The Powerful Anti-Aging NAD Fad

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Your Body Has 50 Trillion Cells and This Startup Wants to Keep Them Healthy

The Powerful Anti-Aging NAD Fad. ” Mitochondria are our cells” energy dynamos.

Elysium Health, a startup cofounded by Sinclair’s former mentor, MIT biologist Lenny Guarente, jumped into the NAD game by unveiling another supplement with NR. Dubbed Basis, it’s only offered online by the company. Elysium is taking no chances when it comes to scientific credibility. Its website lists a dream team of advising scientists, including five Nobel laureates and other big names such as the Mayo Clinic’s Jim Kirkland, a leader in geroscience, and biotech pioneer Lee Hood. I can’t remember a startup with more stars in its firmament.

ChromaDex reasserted its first-comer status in the NAD game by announcing that it had conducted a clinical trial demonstrating that “a single dose of NR resulted in statistically significant increases” in NAD in humans—the first evidence that supplements could really boost NAD levels in people. Details of the study won’t be out until it’s reported in a peer-reviewed journal, the company said. (ChromaDex also brandishes Nobel credentials: Roger Kornberg, a Stanford professor who won the Chemistry prize in 2006, chairs its scientific advisory board. He’s the son of Nobel laureate Arthur Kornberg, who, ChromaDex proudly notes, was among the first scientists to study NR some 60 years ago.)

Elysium isn’t the only pterostilbene vendor. In fact, ChromaDex also offers pterostilbene for supplements separately from Niagen.
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A Startup Provides You On Demand Retail Space or Pop Up Shop For Your Need

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This NYC Startup is Giving You On Demand Retail Space or Pop Up Shop For Your Need.

Storefront, the platform makes it as easy to book as a hotel room.

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https://www.thestorefront.com