Issue Date: August 25, 2010
Oysters Use Chemistry To Stick Together
Scientists studying the mineralized adhesive oysters use to tenaciously fuse together into clusters have determined that the material is chemically distinctive from that of other marine creatures, such as mussels and barnacles. The discovery, reported yesterday at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston, has inspired the research team to prepare synthetic mimics that could be used to replace surgical sutures or as marine antifouling coatings. The research is also contributing to efforts to . . .
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