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Current Issue: August 2007

Welcome to the August issue of Materials World, which this month focuses on medicine. John Priestly of Queen Mary University, UK, looks at using silk as an aid in nerve regeneration, while Professor Ifor Samuel of the University of St Andrews, UK, investigates a light-emitting sticking plaster to treat skin cancers. Other health-related features focus on articulated materials for supporting injured body parts, pills that progressively release their active ingredients, the potential of nanoparticles in molecular diagnostics, and the process of risk-based design for medical products. In other feature stories, John Cole-Baker examines the influence of mining codes, while Stephen Hamley of the Pan European Resources Committee describes the on-going process to harmonise the reporting of ore reserves around the world.
   In our news section, Rupal Mehta looks at the genesis of iron-oxide-rich copper-gold deposits and minerals mapping at an iron mine, while Meagan Ellis talks to Susan Kilcoyne, the first female head of a materials research institute in the UK.

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