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July 28, 2017

Liquid metals catalyze industrial reactions

Gallium-palladium droplets drive alkane dehydrogenation with high selectivity

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 27, 2017

Chemists weave most complex pattern yet made from organic threads

Oligoproline strands self-assemble to form three-way woven structure

July 24, 2017

Growing liver tissue from seed

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

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