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Shining light on a new class of hydrogels

Addition of a photodegradable group to the backbone of synthetic hydrogels enables real-time control of the material's chemical and physical properties.

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Figure 1: Photodegradable hydrogels allow for the dynamic manipulation of the environment of cells.

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Jay, S., Saltzman, W. Shining light on a new class of hydrogels. Nat Biotechnol 27, 543–544 (2009).

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