MIT researchers engineer wound-healing adhesive from bacteria and mussel proteins

September 23, 2014 12:49 AM

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It is thought that the adhesive is the strongest of its kind ever made, could repair ships and help heal wounds.

Researchers from MIT have created bacteria capable of secreting the protein secreted by shellfish which helps them cling to surfaces, and combines it with biofilm proteins created by bacteria. It is thought that this combination of proteins could be used for a wide range of applications, including h...

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