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Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Self-Healing Hydrogels

Caption: The team used ultrasound to trigger the alginate hydrogel (right) to release the blue-colored chemotherapy drug in high-dose pulses, as indicated by the newly blue color of the surrounding medium. (Drug release by diffusion alone takes much longer and would be less visible.)

Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS

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