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Biomaterials news, June 2017

Biomedical engineers have created a lab-grown tissue with similar properties to natural cartilage by giving it a bit of a stretch.

An amino acid found in the sticky feet of mussels can make synthetic peptide nanofibers line up into strong hydrogel strings.

A novel 'green' method uses organic molecules and mechanochemistry, rather than toxic chemicals, to process metals.

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an engineered polymer nanoparticle can switch off the signal that drives the growth of blood vessels in biological tissue

Complex three-dimensional Meccano-like constructions can be built from nanoparticles via a condensation process.

Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is a natural material with hard and soft components that attains high stiffness, strength, and fracture toughness.

An enzyme called TdT can be used to build synthetic biomaterials that could find use in applications ranging from drug delivery to nanowires.

Shedding light on a soft synthetic retina.

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