Worm glue

A glue similar to the one made by sandcastle worms may one day paste together bones in the human body

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM September 9, 2009

This sandcastle worm lives in the laboratory where scientists can study it. The worm built its house in the lab from small white beads instead of bits of shell and sand. Scientists have created a glue similar to the worm’s glue that may one day be us

This sandcastle worm lives in the laboratory where scientists can study it. The worm built its house in the lab from small white beads instead of bits of shell and sand. Scientists have created a glue similar to the worm’s glue that may one day be us

Russell Stewart

Scientists often look to the natural world for inspiration and ideas. Now, we may be able to thank an unusual worm for a new kind of superglue.

At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, scientists have created a powerful a...

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