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Hot off the Presses!

8/25/17 Postdoctoral fellow Dirk Balkenende presented his work developing new tissue adhesive materials for fetal membrane sealing at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, DC. His presentation drew international media attention and was featured in several media outlets including American Chemical Society, Food & Wine, MedGadget, FierceBiotech, Engineering360, Cosmos, and MindFood.  Spanish language coverage from Infoslaus. French language coverage from Le Figaro.

9/1/16       Bioinspired medical adhesives featured in ABC7 San Francisco story.

8/31/16     Dr. Messersmith quoted in NPR’s All Tech Considered story on biodegradable battery research in the Bettinger lab at Carnegie Mellon.

7/22/16     Bioinspired medical adhesives featured in CBS San Francisco story.

7/19/16     Medical news website Stat publishes story on fetal membrane adhesive research.

6/30/16     Messersmith Lab research featured in Chemistry World article about adhesives for fetal surgery and other ultrawet applications!

6/30/16     Fetal surgery adhesives research and new R01 grant featured in UC Berkeley News article – includes a video of our mussels!

6/8/15       Science Translational Medicine paper with Heber-Katz Lab, “Drug induced regeneration in adult mice” featured in C&E News story.

6/8/15       Science Translational Medicine paper with Heber-Katz Lab featured in BioWorld story.

6/3/15       Science Translational Medicine paper with Heber-Katz Lab featured in Science Daily story.

6/3/15       Science Translational Medicine paper with Heber-Katz Lab featured in Medical Express story.

3/26/15     Messersmith group mussel inspired coatings featured in Nature focus story on biomimetic materials.

Older News

4/28/14 Dr. Messersmith quoted in Chemical and Engineering News story on sea star adhesives.
2/2/14 Inside Science publishes video describing plant polyphenol inspired coatings
8/23/13 Various news outlets and websites report summaries of our paper in Angewandte Chemie describing multifunctional coatings inspired by plant polyphenols found in tea, wine and chocolate:
The Examiner
R&D Magazine
Chemistry World
Science Newsline
Laboratory Equipment
Medical Design Briefs
European Coatings
Food Quality News
Defense Tech Briefs
Gizmag
Silobreaker
Treehugger
7/12/13 Dr. Messersmith quoted in Chemical and Engineering News story on polyphenol coatings.
3/28/13 Mussel-inspired surgical glues cited as one of 8 examples of biomimetics in Fortune Magazine story 8 business lessons from the birds and the bees.
2/18/13 Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesives for Fetal Membrane Repair Reported in PBS Newshour Story.
2/16/13 Messersmith group medical adhesive research featured in The Telegraph.
3/07/2012 Messersmith Research Group rocks WBEZ 91.5, featured on NPR’s “Clever Apes” science show!
1/24/2011 Collaboration with University of Chicago is published in PNAS and featured on Chicago Public Television
11/29/2010 Professor Messersmith delivers a plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials in Hiroshima
4/08/2010 Professor Messersmith admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
4/12/2010 Professor Messersmith featured in New York Times article on biological adhesives
1/04/2010 Chemistry World Blog features research in repairing amniotic sacs via mussel proteins
12/10/2009 Chemistry World highlights use of mussel proteins in treatment for diabetes
11/17/2008 Profile of group member Lesley Hamming to be featured on PBS’ Dragonfly TV on November 22
4/16/2008 Discovery Channel website reports on mussel-inspired polymer ‘primer’ for layer-by-layer coatings
3/28/2008 Professor Messersmith writes Science perspective on squid beak paper by Zok and Waite groups
1/02/2008 Polydopamine coating featured in Nature Materials “News and Views” article written by Prof. Herbert Waite
12/22/2007 Geckel, our reversible wet/dry adhesive, was cited by Discover Magazine as one of the top 100 science developments of 2007
11/01/2007 Science paper discussed in Northwestern Newswire
10/30/2007 Science paper highlighed in Philippine Daily Inquirer
10/24/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Daily Northwestern
10/20/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Science Daily
10/19/2007 Science paper highlighted in Hindustan Times
10/19/2007 Science paper discussed in McCormick News Article
10/19/2007 Science paper highlighed in Science Friday (NPR)
10/18/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in National Geographic Online
10/18/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Agence France Presse
10/18/2007 Science paper highlighted in Discovery Channel
10/15/2007 Prof. Messersmith quoted in C&E News story on biomimetic tree frog adhesive
10/11/2007 Gecko/mussel adhesive research described in a Scientific American story on biomimetic adhesives
9/20/2007 Geckel research discussed in WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA), KDKF-TV (Medford, OR), WTNH-TV (Hartford), WEAR-TV (Mobile)
9/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Science Central
8/09/2007 Geckel research highlighted in San Diego Union-Tribune
8/07/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Columbus Dispatch
8/04/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Science News
7/31/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Guardian Unlimited
7/24/2007 Nature paper discussed in The New York Times
7/23/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Nanotechweb.org
7/21/2007 Nature paper discussed in Medical News Today
7/20/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
7/20/2007 Nature paper discussed in McCormick News Article
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in CBC News
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in London’s The Times
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in Agence France Presse
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in The Herald, UK
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Asian News International
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in InTheNews, UK
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in MSNBC
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Technology Review by MIT
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed by ScienceMode in Science
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in BBC News
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in National Geographic online
7/18/2007 Story in C&E News on nature paper
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Technology News Daily
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed in Bloomberg.com
7/18/2007 Geckel reserach is highlighted in News.com.au
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed in Science Daily magazine
7/17/2007 Geckel research highlighted in News Center, Northwestern University
12/12/2006 Postdoctoral fellow Jing Su receives Baxter-Northwestern Early Career Development Award in Bioengineering
8/28/2006 Boston Globe discusses Messersmith Group research on mussel adhesives
8/25/2006 Coverage of PNAS paper by Science magazine
8/24/2006 Mussel research announced in “News and Views” section of Nature
8/15/2006 PNAS paper highlighted in London’s The Times
8/14/2006 PNAS paper discussed in New Scientist magazine
8/14/2006 PNAS paper receives press coverage in ScienceNOW magazine
8/12/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired coatings discussed in Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine
8/11/2005 Mussel adhesive mimetics discussed in Fortune magazine
6/16/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Nature
5/18/2005 Whitaker Foundation reports on Messersmith group research
5/18/2005 Story in C&E News on mussel adhesive-inspired antifouling
5/18/2005 JACS antifouling peptoid paper highlighted in SciScoop.com
5/16/2005 JACS antifouling peptoid paper highlighted in Science Daily
5/14/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Medicals News Today, UK
12/18/2004 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Science News
11/30/2004 Messersmith Group to collaborate in bionanotechnology institute targeting advances in medicine
11/04/2004 Messersmith Group and IBNAM collaborators to share $7.5M grant from the NIH
2/19/2004 Mussel adhesives research highlighted in NU Observer
1/28/2004 Messersmith group research covered in article: “Sticky Science: Adhesives and Glues” in Chemistry by American Chemical Society (PDF 622KB)
1/24/2004 Article in the Dallas Morning News highlights group’s research on mussel adhesives
7/17/2003 Medical Design News article highlights Messersmith group research (PDF 3.9MB)
6/25/2003 Potential benefits of non-fouling mussel adhesives cited in Men’s Health magazine
6/21/2003 Mussel adhesive research highlighted in the Chicago Tribune
6/12/2003 April 9 JACS paper highlighted in MRS Bulletin
4/28/2003 Mussel adhesive research highlighted in Business Week: Developments to Watch
4/24/2003 New Scientist reports on mussel adhesive research
4/22/2003 UPI Science News: Mussel ‘glue’ can anchor medical implants
4/17/2003 Finanical Times: Implants get mussel power … TECHNOLOGY WORTH WATCHING
4/11/2003 The Engineer publishes article on mussel adhesive research
4/11/2003 Mussel adhesive research in United Press International story
4/9/2003 Science Daily highlights JACS paper “Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymers for the Preparation of Nonfouling Surfaces”
4/1/2003 JACS paper “Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymers for the Preparation of Nonfouling Surfaces” highlighted in March 28 issue of Science
1/17/2003 February 2003 issue of Discover Magazine features report on Messersmith group research efforts to develop new medical and dental materials that mimic mussel adhesive proteins
12/3/2002 Upcoming Lecture: Biologically Inspired Strategies for Adhesive and Nonadhesive Biomaterials
10/8/2002 Northwestern, NASA Team Up Through Nanotechnology
10/8/2002 Upcoming Lecture: Smart Polymer-Smart Protein Bioconjugates
4/22/2002 BioMedNet News Report: “Bio-inspired polymers mimic nature’s strongest glue” at Experimental Biology 2002