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The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet

By Abby Olena | December 6, 2017

Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.

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Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 

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Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.

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The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.

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New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

By Jef Akst | April 6, 2016

Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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RoboSpleen

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.

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Inspired by Nature

By Daniel Cossins | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

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Mollusk Mockup

By Molly Sharlach | February 1, 2015

Researchers develop a “micro-scallop” meant to glide through biological fluids by opening and closing a pair of silicone shells.

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Shell Games

By Molly Sharlach | February 1, 2015

See how scallop locomotion informed the design of a microscopic robot that could one day navigate our circulatory systems.

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