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.
Protein-based glue can help seal dangerous bowel leaks
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