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Polymers and soft materials news, May 2015

Research to improve the world.

Stretchy scaffolds, which expand when local conditions change, could help promote cell regrowth.

Researchers synthesize antibacterial polydopamine-Ag nanocomposite particles for biomedical applications via an easy, green process.

Researchers have designed a synthetic polymer gel that can utilize internally generated chemical energy.

Polymer scientists show how micro-scale wrinkling affects electrical performance in carbon-based, single-crystal semiconductors.

Scientists has now identified proteins, which play a key role in the production of rubber in dandelions.

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