News tagged with gels

New nanogel for drug delivery

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren't ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to reproduce ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Smartgels are thicker than water

Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where manufacturers ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Materials Science
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