‘Frankenstein’ material can self-heal, reproduce (sciencemag) - report about the paper "Biomineralization and Successive Regeneration of Engineered Living Building Materials"


  • Living building materials (LBMs) were grown and regrown using physical switches
  • Cyanobacteria biomineralized hydrogel-sand scaffolds
  • Biomineralization increased the fracture toughness of LBMs
  • Three child generations of LBMs were grown from one parent generation
  • Microbial viability in the living building materials was maintained through 30 days

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