Summary #1060

New rubbery material could have plenty of medical applications

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  • Scientists develop new material only from components that have been shown to work well in humans, in an effort to meet the demand for new medical materials.
  • They wanted to redesign plexiglass, using a process called nanostructuring, and forge it into a bone replacement alternative.
  • But the material ended up being soft and elastic, and might be suitable for a lot of different medical applications.
  • The team will first try to apply the material in urinary catheters

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