A research team was able to create a microprobe that grows into the neural tissue without inflammation and with the help of a medicinal coating. Even after twelve weeks it is still able to deliver strong signals.
In the nearby future, the raw materials for plastics and fibres that are currently derived from petroleum could be obtained from renewable green resources such as corn straw or wood. The work will be done by bacteria that function as microscopic factories.
Researchers have employed waste from the agri-food industry to develop biomaterials that are able to act as matrices to regenerate bone and cartilage tissues, which is of great interest for the treatment of diseases related to aging.