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God 1, NU 0

Biomedical engineering professor Phillip Messersmith fails to duplicate God's creation.

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References cited in "Gecko Glue, Evolutionists Infringe On God's Inventions Again:"

"Move Over Elmer's: New 'Geckel' Glue Redefines Sticky: Phillip Messersmith knew mussels had glue that worked extraordinarily well underwater, keeping them anchored onto rocks even while pounded by huge waves. Although geckel performs better than a gecko foot would underwater, it 'is many times lower in adhesion than, say,what a mussel achieves in its native environment.'"

(From Wikipedia:)

"Inspiration for the Adhesive: The team drew the inspiration for the adhesive from Geckos, which can support hundreds of times their own body weight. Geckos are able to do this because of billions of hair-like structures, known as setae. Researchers combined this ability with the sticking power of mussels. The material is reusable, as tests have shown that 'the material could be stuck and unstuck more than 1,000 times, even when used under water,' retaining 85 percent of their adhesive strength.

"Medical Applications: Professor Phillip Messersmith from Northwestern University in Chicago, the lead researcher on the team that developed the product, believes that the adhesive could have many medical applications. For example, tapes that could replace sutures to close a wound and a water resistant adhesive for bandages and drug-delivery patches."

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See also:
* The Messersmith Research Group

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on December 9, 2010


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