Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft

Results showed that the group with implants saw 33 per cent more bone growth at the three-week mark and 50 per cent more bone growth at the 12-week mark, compared to the controls. Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Washington DC: In a new finding, researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foam-like substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone. It’s made by treating…

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‘Champagne’ lifestyle of fraudster handed nearly £100k to start new forest – but failed to plant SINGLE tree

A self-confessed “entrepreneur, traveller and bon vivant” was handed almost £100,000 to start a new forest – but failed to plant a single tree. Fraudster Pritesh Ladwa described himself as a CEO/director of several companies on Facebook, where he was pictured in glamorous locations around the world. But his Champagne lifestyle came to a sudden halt when he was jailed for more than two years over the scam, Birmingham Mail reported. Pritesh Ladwa’s luxury lifestyle came to an end when he was jailed (Photo: Instagram/insta_prit) The 29-year-old was handed a…

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Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that

A study led by the University of California, Davis, and published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature explains that much of it may have to do with the nutritional needs of insects. Returning plant diversity to farmland could be a key step toward sustainable pest control. “Insects have a perfect nutrient level that they really like,” said lead author William Wetzel, a doctoral student in Population Biology at UC Davis at the time of the study and currently an assistant professor at Michigan State University. “When it’s too high or…

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