By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Proteins have been presented. According to news reporting out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Injectable calcium phosphate cements have been introduced as adjuncts to internal fixation for treating selected fractures. These cements harden without producing much heat, develop compressive strength, and are remodeled slowly in vivo."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Malaya, "The main purpose of the cement is to fill voids in metaphyseal bone, thereby reducing the need for bone graft. However, such cements may also improve the holding strength around metal devices in osteoporotic bone. This paper presents the optimum mechanical behavior of calcium phosphate cement/hydroxyl group functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin (CPC/MWCNT-OH/BSA) composites in terms of compressive strength using well-known metaheuristic optimizers. The process parameters studied were wt% of MWCNT-OH (0.2-0.5 wt%) and wt% of BSA (5-15 wt%). The obtained results from metaheuristic algorithms were compared with the results from the response surface methodology (RSM) in the literature."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results obtained from metaheuristic algorithms outperformed the results given by the RSM in terms of less error percentage and high compressive strength."
For more information on this research see: Optimum mechanical behavior of calcium phosphate cement/hydroxyl group functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin composite using metaheuristic algorithms. Neural Computing & Applications, 2014;24(1):193-200. Neural Computing & Applications can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Neural Computing & Applications - www.springerlink.com/content/0941-0643/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Sadollah, Univ Malaya, Fac Engn, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include A. Bahreininejad, M. Hamdi and J. Purbolaksono (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anions, Malaysia, Algorithms, Fullerenes, Kuala Lumpur, Bone Research, Blood Proteins, Nanotechnology, Phosphoric Acids, Calcium Compounds, Calcium Phosphates, Inorganic Chemicals, Acute-Phase Proteins, Bovine Serum Albumin, Phosphorus Compounds, Emerging Technologies, Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube
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