Rochester Biologist Creates Artificial Nacre Using Bacteria (video) University of Rochester Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption University of Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer and her colleagues used bacteria to replicate the layered structure of nacre to produce a synthetic material with the strength and flexibility of natural mother-of-pearl. The method used to create the novel material could lead to new applications in medicine, engineering -- and even constructing buildings on the moon. Credit University of Rochester video / Matthew Mann 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.