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  • Slug slime inspires scientists to invent sticky surgical glue

    New England Public Radio - 07/27/2017

    They ended up creating a gel-like patch using similar ingredients to the mucus. As Li and his colleagues write in the journal Science, the material successfully stuck to bloody, beating pig hearts. It patched holes in rat livers and didn’t cause damage to human cells. Li says it’s as good at sticking to organs as cartilage is at sticking to bone. Nasim Annabi, a chemical engineer with Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School, says this material stands out

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