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Jim Boeheim and Leonard Hamilton discuss Syracuse-Florida State matchup on ACC coaches teleconference

first_img Published on February 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman After back-to-back losses to Louisville and Pittsburgh toward the end of January, Florida State has reeled off four consecutive wins heading into Thursday’s game against Syracuse.The Seminoles (16-7, 6-5 Atlantic Coast) are tied with the Orange (16-8, 6-5) in the middle of the conference standings and will visit the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. to spell SU from reaching double-digit off days since its win over Virginia Tech last Tuesday.Syracuse is on a streak of its own, having won three consecutive games while allowing an average of just 61 points over that span.“The defense is as good as it’s been,” FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said of Syracuse on Monday’s ACC coaches’ teleconference. “One of the top defensive teams in the league.”The Seminoles are fourth in the ACC in points per game during league play. FSU posts an average of 75.5 per contest and its high-powered offense will match up against the third-best defense in the conference in the Orange (64.3 point per game allowed in ACC play).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHamilton has five first-year rotation players at his disposal, two of which lead the team in scoring. Freshman Malik Beasley is fourth in the conference with 17.3 points per game and freshman Dwayne Bacon chips in 16.2 points per contest.“They got so many guys that can score,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said on the teleconference. “They’ve got tremendous offensive talent.”Ten Seminole players see an average of over 10 minutes per game with no single player averaging more than 30. They also have seven players grabbing over three rebounds per contest and 10 players shooting more than 42 percent from the field.Despite the youth on his hands, Hamilton has made it mesh with Beasley and Bacon at the forefront.“It’s a challenge any time you try to integrate that many first-year players into your rotation,” Hamilton said.“I think they’ve got three guys that are going to be first-round draft picks,” Boeheim said.Since SU’s head coach returned from his suspension, the Orange is 6-2. It stifled one of the nation’s best offenses just over a week ago in a 15-point win against Notre Dame. Up against another of the ACC’s top scoring teams, Syracuse will have to reach into its defensive arsenal once again to continue its hot streak.“Coach Boeheim has come back with this team and he’s rejuvenated them,” Hamilton said, “and they’re playing awfully well.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Researchers develop film to prevent bacteria from growing on dental retainers and

first_imgMay 24 2018Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these appliances can become contaminated, so one group is now reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they have developed a film to prevent bacteria from growing on them.According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 5 million people seek orthodontic treatments each year. These procedures include braces and aligners, a set of plastic pieces that shift the teeth slightly over time, in an attempt to fix crowded jaws, over- and under-bites and improperly aligned teeth. Clear aligners or retainers, known collectively as clear overlay appliances (COAs) are made by taking a dental cast and using pressure or heat on a plastic sheet. But bacteria frequently build up on COAs as difficult-to-treat biofilms, and the plastics easily wear down. Scientists have turned to developing simple and affordable coatings to combat this. Drawing inspiration from super-hydrophilic antibacterial coatings on other medical devices, Hyo-Won Ahn, Jinkee Hong and colleagues wanted to see if they could make something similar for COAs in the unique oral environment.The researchers took a polymer sheet made of polyethylene terephthalate that was modified with glycol (PETG) and layered films of carboxymethylcellulose and chitosan on it. This layered film created a super-hydrophilic surface, or a surface that loves water, that prevented bacteria from adhering. When PETG with the film was compared to the bare material, bacterial growth was reduced by 75 percent. The coated plastic also was stronger and more durable, even when tested with artificial saliva and various acidic solutions. Source:https://www.acs.org/last_img read more