Contact: Lee Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: Russell Stewart, a University of Utah bioengineer, peers into a microscope. Stewart and colleagues developed a synthetic version of natural glue made by sea-dwelling sandcastle worms. The worms use their glue to build tube-shaped homes. The Utah researchers are developing the synthetic glue to help orthopedic surgeons put together shattered bones in joints and the face.
Credit: Fred Hayes for the University of Utah.
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