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BonLab programs hydrogels and makes them communicate

Ross Jaggers and Stefan Bon from BonLab report in Materials Horizons the fabrication of hydrogel objects which can be individually programmed to uniquely respond to a shared external trigger, and have the ability to communicate with one another when in proximety.

Tue 28 March 2017, 14:05 | Tags: news PolymerChem publications Mat&Interf

GibsonGroup Science heads to Space!

On Saturday morning (east cost US time, Saturday night in UK), a team of students from Edgecombe Community College (Carolina, USA), in collaboration with NASA and NC space grant, will launch a student-lead high altitude baloon, including an experiment based on the GibsonGroups innovative cryopreservation science.

The balloon will be launched to 60 to 100,000 feet, so high that the curvature of the Earth will be clearly visible. It will contain experiments to track movement, altitude humitity and more, but also 1 additional science experiment. The students, lead by Jillian Leary approached Professor Gibson to ask if the GibsonGroup's unique ice-growth inhibiting polymers, inspired by Natures antifreeze proteins, could be included as an experiment to see how cells respond to the harsh high-altitude envirnoments. The polymers are design to stop ice crystals growing, and enables cells, which would otherwise need large volumes of toxic solvents to survive being frozen and stressed. This technology has the potential to revolutionise regenerative and transplantation medicine.

The launch will be streamed live on facebook https://www.facebook.com/EdgecombeCC/posts/?ref=page_internal

Read more here https://www.edgecombe.edu/news/students-preparing-high-altitude-balloon-launch/

Thu 06 April 2017, 21:31 | Tags: PolymerChem people Mat&Interf ChemBio

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