A Shrimp's Eye Cancer Catcher and a Porcupine Pill

October 5, 2014 1:10 PM

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A Shrimp's Eye Cancer Catcher and a Porcupine Pill

Inventive gadgets inspired by nature could one day replace CT scans for cancer and painful insulin shots for diabetes patients.

This week, researchers from the United States and abroad plumbed the depths of the ocean and the human body for nature-inspired solutions to medical problems. One team found inspiration in the eyes of the mantis shrimp, while another minimized the pain of getting a vaccine by developing a microneedl...

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