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Blood clotting polymer developed

Washington D.c. - Scientists have developed an injectable polymer solution that stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries. The polymer will be tried in human trials soon.

New polymer allows beer quality to be tested quickly

Beer, milk and juices need to be tested regularly in order to assess the quality of the drinks, especially to see if they are suitable for human consumption. A new polymer powder has been invented to help make this process more efficient.

Super-power polymer solar cells developed

Scientists have developed a new generation of powerful solar cells based on polymers. The cells can be produced on a large scale and at a relatively low cost.

Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV

Research by a materials scientist suggests that a large molecule can be designed to mimic the binding of HIV to immune system cells. The molecule could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body.

Can fruit salad hold the key to the cars of the future?

Driving a lemon is not something a motorist wants to do, but studies by Brazilian scientists are looking to change that.

Plastic From Maple Sap?

How sweet it is. Researchers are using maple sap to make polymer. They hope the liquid can be used in creating natural polymers for industrial applications. The discovery could possibly provide an entire new scope of biodegradeable products.
 

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Eugene Chen’s lab at Colorado State University has developed a completely recyclable polymer.
Eugene Chen’s lab at Colorado State University has developed a completely recyclable polymer.
Colorado State University / Bill Cotton
Eugene Chen  professor of chemistry
Eugene Chen, professor of chemistry
Colorado State University

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