Drawn out proteins make self-healing scaffolds

An international team of researchers from London, Israel, Portugal and Spain has made tubular protein-based structures that can be shaped into a network by manually pulling out new branches from existing tubes. The structure is based in one of the elastin-like proteins (ELP) created by the Bioforge group. It is self-healing and bioactive, and can support the growth of human cells for tissue engineering.

[Chemistry world] [Phys.org]