Navigation Links
NTU researchers study little mighty creature for scientific breakthrough
Date:6/13/2012

A scientist from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) may be onto an ocean of discovery because of his research into a little sea creature called the mantis shrimp.

The research is likely to lead to making ceramics today's preferred material for medical implants and military body armour many times stronger. These findings were published in last Friday's Science, the world's top scientific journal, and focused on the mantis shrimp's ability to shatter aquarium glass and crab shells alike.

The common creature native to the Indo Pacific, has club-like 'arms' which can strike prey at speeds matching that of a 5.56mm rifle bullet. Each impact generates a force exceeding 50 kilograms, which is hundreds of times the mantis shrimp's weight.

Assistant Professor Ali Miserez, from NTU's School of Materials Science Engineering (MSE) and School of Biological Sciences (SBS), collaborated with Dr James Weaver from Harvard University as well as scientists from the University of California-Riverside, Purdue University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory in the United States.

They have observed down to the nanoscale the highly unique composite structure of the mantis shrimp's club and discovered that it is weaved together in a unique fashion to create a structure tougher than many engineered ceramics. This is the first time that the mantis shrimp's club is studied in such detail.

"The highly damage resistant property of the mantis shrimp could be most useful in medical products such as hip and joint implants, as they sustain impacts hundreds of times daily during walking and daily activities," said Asst Prof Miserez, a recipient of the National Research Foundation Fellowship, which provides a research grant of up to S$3 million over five years.

"Damaged hip implants are a real problem, and cost billions of dollars to the healthcare systems worldwide. They also cause painful surgeries to patients when they need to
'/>"/>

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
3. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
4. UNH researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices
5. Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
6. Researchers uncover molecular pathway through which common yeast becomes fungal pathogen
7. Researchers print live cells with a standard inkjet printer
8. Columbia Engineering and Penn researchers increase speed of single-molecule measurements
9. Researchers reveal how a single gene mutation leads to uncontrolled obesity
10. Researchers discover novel therapy for Crohns disease
11. New paper by Notre Dame researchers describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/20/2015)... Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first facility ... miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). ... FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven ... to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF ... pulmonary artery (PA) during a non-surgical procedure to directly ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its Wocket® ... York Design Awards under the category  ,Product Design – ... Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary awards program. ... the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners will be ...
(Date:4/9/2015)... , April 9, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, announced today that it will report financial results ... April 23, 2015, after the close of market. The ... and investors at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET), ... To participate on the live call, analysts and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3Synaptics to Report Third Quarter Results on April 23 2
... study of apex predators in the Pacific Ocean found ... previously thought, unknown relationships between other species, and the ... of these sea creatures. The field program, dubbed ... at 23 species from 2000-09 and included researchers from ...
... WI, JUNE 22, 2011 -- Vinyl chloride is a ... anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial ... most encountered groundwater pollutants in industrialized countries. Groundwater is ... to determine if vinyl chloride can be further degraded ...
... by psychologists at the University of Toronto and Tufts University ... sexual orientation when looking at his face, when she is ... thoughts or a mating goal heightens a woman,s ability to ... not apparent when a woman is judging another female,s orientation," ...
Cached Biology News:Decade-long study of Pacific predators shows importance of biological 'hotspots' 2Decade-long study of Pacific predators shows importance of biological 'hotspots' 3Psychologists find link between ovulation and women's ability to identify heterosexual men 2
(Date:4/28/2015)... April 28, 2015  US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen ... it received a letter from NASDAQ informing it that ... 5550(b) (Listing Rule). In November 2014, ... the Company to submit a plan to regain compliance ... minimum of $2,500,000 in stockholders, equity as of June ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015 IMS is releasing ... it to the web and provide greater accessibility ... friendly reporting metrics increase data warehouse’s utility; plus, ... recall and access “on-the-go” makes data analysis even ... client feedback to assist in repository analytics and ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 2015 Spartan Bioscience today announced that ... selected by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce as one ... was selected from over 240 applicants based on his ... to Spartan, Dr. Lem founded Plexagen Diagnostics, and also ... holds a Medical Degree from the University of Ottawa, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ICO) ... year ended December 31, 2014. Amounts, unless specified ... under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). ... provide the outcome management and investors had hoped ... Therapeutics", said Andrew Rae , President & ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Novogen Regains Full Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 2Novogen Regains Full Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 3Spartan Bioscience Announces Paul Lem Named Ottawa’s Top 40 Under 40 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Year End 2014 Financial Results 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Year End 2014 Financial Results 3iCo Therapeutics Announces Year End 2014 Financial Results 4
... THOR ), a world leader in device-based mechanical,circulatory ... announced that it will report its operating results for ... on Thursday, October 30., The company will hold ... activities to all interested parties at 1:30 p.m.,Pacific Daylight ...
... QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris ... biopharmaceutical company focused on,endocrine therapy and oncology, today ... Stock Market, notifying AEterna Zentaris that during the ... the bid price of the,Company,s common shares had ...
... Fastest-Growing Companies, TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 24 ... a vertically integrated pharmaceutical company with major,operations in ... been recognized by,Deloitte LLP as the 6th fastest ... Technology Fast 50 Program., This nationally-recognized program ...
Cached Biology Technology:Thoratec Schedules Third Quarter 2008 Conference Call, Webcast 2AEterna Zentaris Receives Notification from Nasdaq Relating to Minimum Bid Price 2AEterna Zentaris Receives Notification from Nasdaq Relating to Minimum Bid Price 3AMDL, Inc. Named to Deloitte LLC Technology Fast 50 2AMDL, Inc. Named to Deloitte LLC Technology Fast 50 3AMDL, Inc. Named to Deloitte LLC Technology Fast 50 4
VAP-1 (S-13)...
Human SPARC-like 1 Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb...
... deuterium atoms at the 3, 3', 4, ... use as an internal standard for the ... or LC-mass spectrometry. PGE2 is one of ... and one of the most widely investigated ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: