Memphis Inno: U of M professor looks to help solve dental problem, using material derived from shellfish

Annually, the average American eats over four pounds of shrimp, according to The New York Times.

Yet few of us realize that on the exoskeleton of these creatures — and some of their crustacean cousins — is a material called chitosan, which has an array of potential uses. And a University of Memphis biomedical engineering professor, Joel Bumgardner, Ph.D., believes it can help improve treatment for a widespread dental disease.

Read the full article on the Memphis Inno.


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