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Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Shrinking Gel

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Caption: When the temperature rises to just below body temperature, this biocompatible gel shrinks dramatically within minutes, compressing tooth-precursor cells (green) enclosed within it.

Credit: Credit: Basma Hashmi

Usage Restrictions: Credit: Basma Hashmi

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