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July 27, 2017

Slug mucus inspires possible surgical glue

Material sticks more strongly to wet tissues than commercially available medical adhesives do

July 27, 2017

Backward battery delivers ions to cells

Device could lead to biosensors and implants to treat neurological disorders

July 24, 2017

Growing liver tissue from seed

Hydrogel patterned with cells expands into functioning liver tissue in response to liver damage

July 24, 2017

Two new ways to get proteins into cells

Disrupting endosomes and skipping endosomes entirely ease cell entry

July 24, 2017

Designer molecule silences mitochondrial genes

Peptidelike molecule passes through mitochondrial double membrane to turn off genes

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