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Polymers and soft materials news, May 2021

Researchers have produced strong and flexible 3D-printable gels by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of alginate from seaweed.

By utilizing 'frontal polymerization', researchers have shortened the manufacturing process for vascular materials from two days to two minutes.

ivory substitute can be printed into complex three-dimensional structures using additive manufacturing

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drug-loaded piezoelectric polymer nanoparticles deliver double blow to brain tumors

Inspired by chameleon skin, researchers have developed core-shell hydrogels that change color in response to the vapors released by spoiled fish.

Researchers have developed an alternative leather-like material from silk, which can be printed into different patterns and textures.

Researchers have developed a way to finely tune the mechanical properties of a scaffolding material so it can support the growth of various tissues.

Implantable nanoparticle sensor shows concentration changes of substances in the blood

By combining polymer gels and gold nanoparticles, researchers created a diverse array of oscillators that could move in unison with each other.

A hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly is able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.

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