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Flesh-eating Bacteria Inspires Highly Selective Instant Adhesive 52

Posted by samzenpus
from the to-stick-or-not-to-stick dept.
cylonlover writes "A strong and highly selective instant adhesive inspired by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes has been developed by Oxford University researchers. S. pyogenes is a common resident of human throats that is normally kept in check by the body's defenses, but when it gets out of control it can cause diseases ranging from strep throat to toxic shock syndrome or flesh-eating disease. By engineering a protein that is central to S. pyogenes' infectious arsenal, the researchers have developed a new superglue that can't be matched for sticking molecules together and not letting go."
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Flesh-eating Bacteria Inspires Highly Selective Instant Adhesive

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