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Biomaterials news, November 2017

Strong regenerated silk fiber with biomedical applications.

Learning from sea creatures how to make cool glassy structures

Learning from sea creature spicules how to make cool glassy structures.

Oxygen-containing chemical species with biocidal properties are an alternative to conventional antibiotics, which are susceptible to resistance.

Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes that can absorb light at many frequencies have helped to reveal how leaf hoppers hide from predators.

By taking advantage of electrostatic charge, scientists have induced synthetic polymers to self-assemble in a defined sequence, just like proteins.

3D piezoelectric fibrous scaffold stimulate stem cell differentiation and tissue formation.

New elastomers at a stretch thanks to inspiration from nature.

Inspired by the polymeric threads used by marine mussels, scientists have developed an elastomeric polymer that is both flexible and strong.

Luminescent nanoprobe enables noninvasive, real-time imaging of inflammation-associated diseases.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

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