New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
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A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.
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"I was skeptical at the beginning because it seemed too good to be true. But when I saw the first set of results in the lab, I was just astonished."
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"This opens the door to printing soft robotics that could swim like a jellyfish, jump like a cricket, or transport liquids like the heart."
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Researchers have blended tannic acid from red wine to create antioxidant mats. They could line storage containers to keep food fresh.
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The super-thin, stretchy material could be useful in medical wearable electronics because it's so breathable. That makes it better for long-term use.
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Embedded "biofactories" in hydrogel could give people in remote places a portable way to produce hard-to-get medicines.
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