Researchers seek medical adhesive in slippery slug slime

08/20/2013 | MedGadget.com

Researchers at Ithaca College are working with the mucus that slugs excrete as they move along a surface in an attempt to develop a flexible medical adhesive that sticks to wet surfaces. The mucus contains zinc, copper, calcium and iron ions, which cross-link the network of polymers in the slime.

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