Why Are Gels Elastic?

by University of Delaware

New research shows how clustered particles determine elasticity of some gels

Cell-Sized Mold Makes Gelatin Gels (Jelly) 10 Times Stiffer

by Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Findings are expected to lead to the development of novel functionalization methods for various biopolymer gels and elucidation of mechanical properties of biopolymer gels in living cells such as cytoskeletal gels