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Scientists Create Artificial Tissues With A Cotton Candy Machine
Spinning up a small intestine
Watch A Squishy Gel Transform Into Robotic Claws
The "ionoprinting" process converts gels into machines
IBM’s Warmth-Activated Gel Can Break Up Tough Bacterial Biofilms And Kill Superbugs
And it is not vulnerable to evolved resistance.
Shapeshifting Metamaterial Could Revolutionize How We Treat Wounds
"When a drug can flow into a cavity then conform to the shape of the cavity and stay there, it offers unprecedented opportunities [in the] delivery of drugs."
Video: A Ball of Metal Bounces Off a Thin Sheet of Super-Tough Hydrogel
We’ve seen hydrogels–the squishy material of the future–do some neat tricks before. Researchers, for example, have already tried to make...
Stanford’s New Electrojelly Feels Like Living Tissue, But Acts Like a Semiconductor
Future electronic skin and bio-batteries could be etched onto surfaces with inkjet printers, conducting electricity while looking for all the...
Smart, Self-Healing Hydrogels Repair Themselves After Sustaining Damage
The ability to heal–to repair oneself repeatedly and thus sustain damage repeatedly–is one of biology’s greatest tricks, and one that...
Wound-Treating Jelly Regenerates Fresh, Scar-Free Skin
Tissue engineering and tissue healing have a common complication — it’s difficult to build new blood vessels throughout the rebuilt...
In Flesh-Engineering Breakthrough, Lab-Grown Tissue Can Finally Grow Its Own Blood Vessels
Tissue engineers have come a long way in recent years, fabricating human tissue Lego blocks, artificial kidney cells, sight-restoring bio-synthetic...
Squishy Bio-Electronics Could Make Better Implants and Brain-Machine Interface Controls
Wet, squishy quasi-liquid electronics could yield better implants that work with the wet, squishy environment of the human body, according...