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Scientists created a gel, which can turn hard with a touch of a salt crystal

August 4, 2019

There are four fundamental states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Of course, there are many more…
From micro to macro

May 22, 2019

From the perspective of a chemical engineer, particulate gels are the stuff of modern life. These materials, in…
How does crystal gel form?

November 29, 2017

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have revealed—through three-dimensional observations in real time using a high-resolution imaging technique…
New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms

July 19, 2017

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range…
Rabbits’ detached retina “glued” with new hydrogel

March 17, 2017

A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection…
Microgel Composite Could Overcome Fibrin Blockade to Accelerate Healing

January 27, 2017

In regenerative medicine, the ideal repair material would offer properties that seem impossibly contradictory. It must be rigid…
New ‘self-healing’ gel makes electronics more flexible

December 3, 2015

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind…
Chemists create adaptable metallic-cage gels

November 18, 2015

MIT chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure…
The key to strengthening brittle materials

October 10, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a gel that retains its shape when molded and maintains…
Metallic gels produce tunable light emission

September 4, 2015

Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors —…
Scientists Develop Flexible, Self-Repairing Electrical Circuit

August 26, 2015

Using a new gel, which contains properties seldom seen together – high conductivity, flexibility and room temperature self-healing…
Shape-shifting gels get smarter

August 17, 2015

Gels are useful: we shave, brush our teeth, and fix our hair with them; in the form of…
Researchers develop new material to accelerate healing

June 2, 2015

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed an injectable hydrogel that…
Biometric information sensor that directly adheres to the body like a plaster

January 22, 2015

Professor Takao Someya, postdoctoral researcher Sung Won Lee and their research group at the Graduate School of Engineering,…
Innovations with far-reaching potential for the environment and health

August 13, 2014

The Kavli Foundation Lecture series at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) featured…
New high-mechanical-strength materials for regenerative medicine

March 5, 2014

With the increasing awareness of the importance of regenerative medicine, hydrogels have been much attention as biomaterials in…
Stretchable electronics: A gel that is clearly revolutionary

January 23, 2014

A transparent ionic gel, pictured here in front of a laptop computer, can transform electric signals into sound…
Reversible wound closure: Dissolvable dendritic thioester hydrogel for sealing wounds

November 29, 2013

In first-aid situations, wounds must be quickly and effectively closed to stop blood loss and prevent infection. For…
Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

September 10, 2013

Ateam of researchers at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble…
Researchers Create ‘Soft Robotic’ Devices Using Water-Based Gels

August 2, 2013

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating devices out of a water-based…
Research that holds water

July 6, 2013

It’s squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it’s not “flubber” — it’s…
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

May 15, 2013

It’s a familiar scenario – a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the…
Top Tech – Printing Cells

April 3, 2013

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed thin polymer/hydrogel scaffold sheets, or ‘biopapers’, which act as substrates for…
New injectable gels toughen up after entering the body

November 19, 2012

These more durable gels could find applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.…
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