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July 14th, 2012

Nanomaterial Duplicates Self-Regulation of Living Organisms

Abstract:
Bio-inspired nanomaterials seem to be the rage this week, at least on this blog. Adding to the furor, researchers at Harvard University have developed a nanomaterial that can actively self-regulate depending on environmental changes.

While living organisms have developed sophisticated systems for responding to the external environment, the Harvard team believe this to be the first instance in which artificial materials have been able to self-regulate themselves in response to external factors, such as temperature or pH.

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