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Mussel Power – New Self-Healing Sticky Gel

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Algae compound in coral could be mimicked for novel sunscreen


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Tropical coral could be used to create novel sunscreens for human use, say scientists

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays, leading scientists to believe these compounds could form the basis of a new type of sunscreen for humans.