TAGGED biomaterials

Shape-Changing Soft Robots

Biochemical engineers at Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape changing in water- based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce soft robots and “smart” medical devices that do not rely on cumbersome wires, batteries, or tethers.

Slowing Ebola’s Spread

Could a tiny protein make the deadly Ebola virus more contagious? The answer appears to be yes.

The Power of Chocolate

While most are familiar with the rich taste of chocolate, few know what that sweet deliciousness looks like under a…