Protein-based glue can help seal dangerous bowel leaks

04/26/2013 | TechNewsDaily.com

Chemical engineers at Arizona State University are developing a protein-based glue that can be used to patch holes in human bowels. The glue is elastic and contains gold nano-rods that, when hit with a laser, help adhere the glue to the tissue. "Tissues like colons have to transport matter through them, and the elasticity of materials patching up holes is important," said researcher Kaushal Rege.

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