Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.
Researchers at the University of Maryland say a new gel made of water and a fibrous polymer kicks into gear a blood-clotting protein that can stanch deep wounds in minutes.
Nanotechnology could remove the finger prick from the daily routine of people with diabetes with an injectable gel that monitors blood-sugar levels and automatically secretes insulin.
Japanese hydrogel R&D firm is growing a cornucopia of plants on film instead of soil. The film prevents bacteria and viruses from harming the plants, so chemicals aren't needed, which could be useful when soil gets contaminated.