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New method of wormlike motion lets gels wiggle through water

May 30, 2014

 free-floating hydrogel (2.6 cm in length) moving A prestigious journal published a University of Cincinnati undergraduate's research on hydrogels--a special substance that can be equipped to detect bacteria, carry cargo and deliver medicine. Full Story

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