Initial demonstration builds drug delivery system that protects gut microbiome from antibiotics

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more biologically compatible for biomedical applications such as delayed drug delivery systems. The research appears online June 8 …

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A look at the evolving charm bracelet

Both men and women might assume that charm bracelets are a fairly new jewelry option. However, they did exist in ancient times. Although the bracelet has undergone many changes over the centuries, people of all ages still love it. No one can say for sure when today’s version first appeared. …

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Santi by Krishna Choudhary: narrative jewels

From my office, I discovered Saras Sadan at the start of the year. Located several thousand kilometers from London, in the pink painted old town of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, Saras Sadan is the name given to the ancestral family home of Krishna Choudhary, a tenth generation jeweler. For …

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