How Worms Can Fix Your Heart

The end of stitches is near! Scientists have been experimenting with different adhesives, and one of the most promising is from worms. Sandcastle worms excrete an adhesive substance that could hold things together in a high-dynamic environment...say, a human heart! Watch Trace as he tells you how these gross worms can help you mend your broken heart.

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"Phragmatopoma californica, also known as the Sandcastle worm, is a sabellariid polychaete that lives in intertidal zones off the coast of California."

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"The beating heart is a tough place to try sticking things together."

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"When it comes to sealing up surgical cuts and deep wounds, stitches are so last century."

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