Using the glue of geckos during surgery

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A gecko, a post-it and a tube. Let these 3 things stick into your mind for just one minute. Giorgio Russo (VIB - VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how a gecko could potentially help to heal wounds after surgery. 🦎👩‍⚕️

--- De lijm van gekko's gebruiken tijdens operaties ---

Een gekko, een post-it en een tube. Giorgio Russo (VIB - VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) legt je het verband uit tussen die 3 dingen en vertelt je hoe een gekko kan helpen om wonden te helen na een operatie. 🦎👩‍⚕️

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Giorgio Russo
VIB - VUB

"How does it work?" - cit. Giorgio Russo looking at animals. Since his youth Giorgio has seen animals as perfect machines, designed by evolution to accomplish the most diverse tasks. This desire of understanding has lead him to study Zoology and now has brought him into Protein structure. His research revolves around understanding how "natural glues" produced by animals work, in order to harness the mechanism for the development of biotechnologies useful for example in 3D-printing of tissues and microsurgery.

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