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A super glue for the body

A team of researchers from Innsbruck discovered the model for the development of a biological superglue at the Adriatic Sea. The one millimetre small flatworm called Macrostomum lignano can adhere to the sea water several times a second and dissolve again, explains project head and zoologist Peter Ladurner.

Such biological adhesives have one major advantage: they are non-toxic and therefore well tolerated in the human body, for example to close cuts or surgical wounds.


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> Peter Ladurner
> FWF project: Bioadhesion of flatworms

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