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Graphene, a Novel and Promising Biomaterial BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 7, 2014

Initially derived from graphite, graphene is a metamaterial (a material artificially engineered to have unique properties not commonly found in nature) composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a 2-dimensional, regular hexagonal (honeycomb) lattice. Graphene was first... more

New Solutions to Address Implant Related Bacterial Infections BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 26, 2012

Presently, Surgical Site Infections (SSI's) are a top concern of orthopedic and oral surgery as bacteria such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can initiate severe implant infections and lead to biofilm adhesion. MRSA is quite difficult to manage clinically due... more


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