Helen Scales

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How mussels stick

For my latest podcast for Chemistry World, I explore Mussel Adhessive Proteins, or MAPs, the compounds that many molluscs use to stick themselves in place even on wet, wave-pounded rocks.

I find out how they are inspiring waterproof superglues, with all sorts of applications, and may even lead to new ways to encourage molluscs not to stick.

Listen to (and download) the podcast here.

You can also read more about mussel glues and other cutting-edge inspirations from molluscs in my book Spirals in Time.

 

 

 

 

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