Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue, University of Utah Study  
8/18/2009 7:34:47 AM

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ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2009) — Scientists have copied the natural glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm in an effort to develop a long-sought medical adhesive needed to repair bones shattered in battlefield injuries, car crashes and other accidents. They reported on the adhesive here today at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).