Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Friday, February 01 2013
mechanisms behind quill
penetration and extraction
could help engineers design
better medical devices.
Once a porcupine’s quill penetrates
your skin, it’s very difficult to remove.
That’s the inspiration behind research at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston,
to develop new types of adhesives, needles,
and other medical devices.
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