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Researchers Find Way to Imitate Natural Ability of Mussels to Produce Strong, Flexible Threads - Chemicals Market News
Researchers seeking to develop self-healing hydrogels have tried to imitate the natural capability of mussels to produce sturdy, flexible threads underwater that allow the mussels to stay to rocks. The natural process that provides these mussel threads, which are called byssal, the flexibility to break apart and re-form is purely chemical, not a biological one, MIT graduate …