Worm Glue that Works Underwater (image) University of Utah Share Print E-Mail Caption This scanning electron microscope image shows two glass beads that were glued together by a sandcastle worm as it built its tube-shaped home using the beads, which it was given in the laboratory. Hardened glue is visible between the two beads and also where the beads were detached from other beads. University of Utah bioengineers Russell Stewart and Hui Shao, have synthesized an artificial version of the sea worm's glue and hope it can be used to repair shattered joints and facial bones in people. Credit Russell Stewart, University of Utah Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.