Will Slug Mucus Help Make The Medicine Go Down?
To most people, slugs are repulsive. No doubt that's why the remarkable properties of slug slime, or mucus, have gone unappreciated. Not by assistant professor of bioengineering Christopher Viney, a pioneer in unlocking the secrets of spider silk's amazing strength. His team at the University of Washington in Seattle is uncovering similar surprises in slime.
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