Modeling how artificial hips stand up over time could help make future implants better. It could also lead to personalized replacement joints.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~7 min
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A program that monitored hip and knee replacement patients after they left the hospital resulted in a fourfold decline in those who had to return.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Carbon capture and storage are key to achieving climate goals.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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High-resolution climate projections could enable a robust adaptation and resilience response.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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Toe springs in shoes make walking easier but may come at a cost.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new technique to regrow cartilage could one day help people avoid arthritis before things get too bad, researchers say.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Newly discovered cells in the blood seem to indicate impending flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis. Could they one day be a gauge of pain to come?
July 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Motors first designed for the International Space Station can help people using prosthetic legs to walk with a more natural gait, researchers say.
July 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.
July 15, 2020 • ~4 min
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The new hydrogel is strong enough to stand up to stretching and squishing like real knee cartilage. A quarter-sized disc can handle a 100-pound kettlebell.
June 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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