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Stick-on Diagnostic Patch Inspired by Beetles

Materials scientists take a page from the male diving beetle

Schematic illustration of the adhesive patch with diving beetle–inspired suction chambers against rough and wet human skin. Image via McGill University.

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Scientists developing advanced technologies for personalized skincare have turned to an unconventional source of inspiration: the male diving beetle. Researchers at McGill University have created a device that captures and monitors biomarkers on the skin’s surface, creating…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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