Polymer may pave the way for drugs to which bacteria are significantly less resistant, a breakthrough that could save hundreds of thousands of lives per year.
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New material should be relatively easy to produce at an industrial scale, researchers say.
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Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.
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Once fabricated, objects can be altered by adding new polymers.
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New tool could help diagnose malaria and other diseases.
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MIT chemist constructs nanoparticle-based crystals by programming interactions of synthetic polymers and biopolymers at the molecular level.
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New design of large-scale microparticle arrays can make materials science and bioengineering applications more scalable, precise, and versatile.
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Technique for calculating elasticity could aid design of new materials.
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Color-changing materials could be used to detect structural failure in energy-related equipment.
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Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.
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