Sea life and other sources of glue to mend people

In today's issue (4/12/2010) of NYT, more coverage is given to the variety of naturally occurring "glues" that are being studied for their potential as medical/surgical glues in humans.

See also our recent coverage of such bio-glues under study.  The trait of adhesiveness has proven itself to be the result of environmental demands driving their evolutionary development in a variety of formulations in nature.

Medical technology is capitalizing on these naturally occurring bio-glues to provide adhesion in medical and surgical applications (see Report #S175, "Worldwide Surgical Sealants, Glues, Wound Closure and Anti-adhesion, 2009-2013").

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