Issue Date: February 20, 2017 | Web Date: February 15, 2017
Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction
Mussels and other sea creatures that live along rocky shores often rely on special biological glues to fasten their soft tissues to rocks. These adhesives cure underwater and are strong enough to withstand the relentless forces of pounding waves. Scientists study the chemistry of these sticky proteins in hopes of producing new biomaterials, such as medical adhesives to attach muscle to bone during surgeries.. . .
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