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Biomaterials news, February 2016

Self-cleaning gecko feet inspire micromanipulator

Micromanipulator based on graphene and polymers mimics the extraordinary ability of gecko's feet to grip any surface and self-clean.

Scientists have created carbon anodes for lithium-ion batteries from pollen.

Engineers have developed a way to convert paper waste into cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, ultralight, absorbent and extremely strong.

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A new polyester-based, biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels.

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