• Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

    December 26, 2019 by

    Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage. Anne Trafton | MIT News OfficeDecember 17, 2019 It’s estimated that there are approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or… Read more

  • Widening metal tolerance for hydrogels

    December 26, 2019 by

    MIT graduate student Seth Cazzell shows controlling pH enables reversible hydrogel formation in wider range of metal concentrations. Denis Paiste | Materials Research LaboratoryDecember 23, 2019 Researchers seeking to develop self-healing hydrogels have long sought to mimic the natural ability of mussels to generate strong, flexible threads underwater that allow the mussels to stick to… Read more

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