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IME Medical Electrospinning Helps Shape the First Fiber-Based Medical Scaffolding Standard, Published by ASTM International

The need for standardization of fiber-based scaffolds was identified in 2019, during the workshop on Characterization of fiber-based scaffolds: challenges, progress and future directions.1. This workshop was initiated by a consortium of industry leaders such as Medtronic, academic institutes, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Following the consortium’s findings, a working group was formed, facilitated by […]

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A new design approach for manufacturing carbon fibers with optimized orientation and thickness reduces the weight of fiber-reinforced plastics

Carbon is vital for the existence of all living organisms, as it forms the basis of all organic molecules which, in turn, form the basis of all living things. While that alone is impressive enough, it has recently found surprisingly new applications in disciplines such as aerospace and civil engineering with the development of carbon […]

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Dietary fiber intake associated with reduced uremic toxins

According to a new study, dietary fiber may help reduce uremic toxins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In a meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials (7 high quality) involving 292 patients, dietary fiber supplements significantly reduced serum levels of indoxyl sulfate, p-cresyl sulfate, urea nitrogen blood and uric acid levels by a standardized […]

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Bio-engineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine

Muscle is the largest organ which accounts for 40% of body mass and plays a vital role in sustaining our lives. Muscle tissue is distinguished by its unique capacity for spontaneous regeneration. However, in severe injuries such as those sustained in car accidents or tumor resection that results in volumetric muscle loss (VML), the muscle’s […]

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Types of fiber and their health benefits

There are several types of fibers. Each works differently in your body and provides you with distinct health benefits. You may be familiar with the terms “soluble fiber” and “insoluble fiber,” but each of these labels contains many different types of nutrients. All types of soluble fiber slow down digestion, so it takes your body […]

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Why is fiber important for digestive health?

We hear a lot about the health benefits of protein, but too often the benefits of consuming fiber are overlooked. Everyday Health reached out to 10 digestive health experts and asked them exactly how fiber improves your digestive health (and whether it’s possible to overeat). Mark Babyatsky, MD, director of the Department of Medicine at […]

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Fiber can help you lose weight, but only one specific type

Fiber is an important nutrient that is often overlooked. Simply put, fiber refers to carbohydrates that cannot be digested by your gut. It is classified as soluble or insoluble, depending on whether it dissolves in water (soluble) or not (insoluble). Insoluble fiber primarily functions as bulking agents, adding content to your stool. In contrast, certain […]

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4 Best Fiber Supplements

Fiber is essential for healthy digestion, and high-fiber diets are linked to better heart health. High fiber food sources include: split peas Lenses Black beans Lima beans artichokes raspberries The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that women aim for 25g of fiber per day and men to consume 38g. However, only 5% of the […]

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Soluble or insoluble fiber: what’s the difference?

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber Dietary fiber is the part of plant-based foods that primarily passes through your digestive system without being broken down or digested. There are two types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and includes vegetable pectin and gums. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It […]