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Mussel sticky threads can open new era of bones, tendons repair

from Counsel & Heal

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that they uncovered the secrets behind the stickiness of the fine filaments and expect to use the mussel's technology in areas like bone and tendon repair, and even replace stitches. The study was conducted by Zhao Qin, a civil and environmental engineer at the MIT. According to him, byssus threads are composed of soft, stretchy material on one end and a much stiffer material on the other. more


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