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Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Gel (1 of 3)

Caption: Brendan Watson, a graduate student at Rice University, led a project to create a hydrogel bioscaffold that is liquid at room temperature and instantly solidifies as it approaches body temperature. A second process allows the hydrogel to break down slowly as it is replaced by healthy tissue.

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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