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MIT Creates Gecko-inspired Bandage
February 18, 2008
MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or internal injuries.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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