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Research News

Even tarantulas get the blues

UA researchers helped discover tarantulas evolve the same color blue using different mechanisms. They are now working to reproduce it for potential use in such applications as wide-angle viewing systems and other optical devices.
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Sticky when wet — spider glue tightens grip in high humidity

UA scientists say nature’s phenomenon could lead the way to developing smart adhesives.
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Masculinity + energy drinks = sleep problems

UA psychologist Ronald Levant led a research team studying the connection between energy drink consumption and sleep-deprivation in men.
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Skin cancer treated with a bandage-type patch

University of Akron researchers are developing 3-D printed microneedles to deliver customized chemotherapy to melanoma patients.
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