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Gel inspired by mussels might act as filling putty for blood vessels

Gel inspired by mussels might act as filling putty for blood vessels | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Mussels have an amazing ability to cling to rocks, even when buffeted by large waves and ocean debris on a daily basis. Now, scientists have created a bioadhesive gel inspired by those mussels, that could potentially be used to reinforce weakened blood vessels.

The gel, which was developed by a team at MIT, is capable of withstanding the flow velocity of the human bloodstream. It is said to be similar to an amino acid present in the mussel’s byssus – this is a fibrous adhesive material that's stiff enough to keep the mollusk in place, yet stretchy enough to flex without snapping.
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Accelerated Tech News 11: Singularity Hub

Accelerated Tech News 11: Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

This week's video news from Singularity Hub gives you the top blurbs on skin cancer, stem cell veins and more...

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