Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
Caption: As a new bioinspired, sponge-like gel shrinks, it squeezes cells (green) inside it, triggering them to shrink, round up, become denser, and begin to deposit the minerals that harden teeth.
Credit: Credit: Basma Hashmi
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