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Biomaterials news, June 2019

Bio-mimicry of polar bear fur offers insulation

Biomimicry of polar bear hairs offers synthetic heat insulating material

Engineers have uncovered how the structure of the mantis shrimp's tail appendage allows it to deliver and receive powerful blows without damage.

Biologically inspired fabrics represent a novel class of materials with uniquely engineereable properties.

Personal experience of the limitations of conventional dressings stimulated a researcher to develop a better solution

Bioengineers have developed injectable hydrogels with bioactive molecules anchored to the chemical crosslinkers that give the gels structure.

By understanding the precise sequence of charged monomers, researchers can predict the behavior of disordered strands of proteins and polymers.

Scientists have found that, in solutions of linear and ring polymers, the linear molecules thread themselves through the ring molecules when stressed.

Nanocubes coated with single-stranded DNA chains assemble into an unusual ‘zigzag’ arrangement that has never been observed before.

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Korean researchers investigate degradation of commercial materials in soil and seawater

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Scientists have developed a novel material made from graphene oxide and a protein that can self-assemble into tissue-like vascular structures.

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