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Biomaterials news, June 2016

Scientists have enhanced the light-harvesting abilities of solar cells by giving them a surface that replicates the structure of rose petals.

A violin with acoustics that can be customized is made from a novel composite material that incorporates spider's silk.

Scientists have created complex 2D and 3D structures, including a cube and a prism, made from DNA and nanoparticles.

Read about the event at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, which will honor Professor Subra Suresh.

Nanoparticles deliver anticancer drugs to tumors in the body more effectively than current medicines.

Graphene-based wearable patch provides noninvasive blood glucose monitoring for diabetic patients.

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By investigating the structure of the dactyl club used by mantis shrimp to bash prey, scientists have been able to develop new super-strong composites.

Investigating connections between the structure and mechanical properties of bones and shells can improve the performance and longevity of concrete.

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