March 31, 2015

Skin Tough

Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to Tearing

(March 31, 2015)  When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin – like that of all vertebrates – is remarkably resistant to tearing. Now, a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) San Diego has shown why.

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