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October 27, 2016

Potential diabetes treatment uses light-activated gel to release insulin

Injectable insulin-carrying polymer could offer a less invasive way to control blood sugar

October 26, 2016

3-D printer builds heart-on-a-chip device

Device coupling living tissue and sensors could one day screen drugs

October 24, 2016

Concrete skin detects cracking and chemical leaks

Researchers develop a silver and copper coating to monitor the structural integrity of building materials

October 24, 2016

Superhydrophobic packaging protects water-sensitive catalysts

Strategy calls for incorporating catalyst metals within porous water-repellent polymers

October 18, 2016

Sticking it to the internet of things

Futuristic “smart” decals rely on conventional semiconductor materials and processing, but also 3-D printing

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