Resource created for Science Week 2016. Our school theme was Material Science, so this worksheet explores the uses of coronary stents. It includes extracts of scientific papers, giving students a chance to read one and and try to pick out the main themes (good prep for university).
Paszenda, Z. (2010). Use of coronary stents – material and biophysical conditions. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering 43(1):125-135.
Son, D., Lee, J., Lee, D. J., Ghaffari, R., Yun, S., Kim, S. J., Lee, J. E., Cho, H. R., Yoon, S., Yang, S., Lee, S., Qiao, S., Ling, D., Shin, S., Song, J. K., Kim, J., Kim, T., Lee, H., Kim, J., Soh, M., Lee, N., Hwang, C. S., Nam, S., Lu, N., Hyeon, T., Choi, S. H. and Kim, D. H. (2015). Bioresorbable Electronic Stent Integrated with Therapeutic Nanoparticles for Endovascular Diseases. ACS Nano 9(6):5937-5946. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00651
Mount Sinai Medical Center. (2013, September 17). Fully dissolvable, temporary stent for opening heart artery blockages now being tested at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. [Press Release]