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Submission + - Tough, super-stretchy hydrogel could be used to replace cartilage (gizmag.com)

cylonlover writes: Scientists at Harvard University have created a hydrogel that’s tough, biocompatible, self-healing, and can be repeatedly stretched to 21 times its regular length without breaking – all of which are qualities that could make it an ideal replacement for damaged cartilage in humans. Being a hydrogel, it’s composed mostly of water, although it also contains calcium ions, and a mix of two common polymers. While each of those polymers are fairly weak on their own, the results are truly impressive when they’re combined.
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Tough, super-stretchy hydrogel could be used to replace cartilage

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