Professor Looks For Medical Breakthroughs In Insects

KU researchers are utilizing bugs to fight osteoarthritis.  Flour beetles are being studied asa way to heal cartilage by utilizing a synthetic material inspired by the beetles.

In a KU lab, Gehrke taps a few red flour beetles out of a glass jar.

It’s not the material but the structure that makes beetle skeletons way stronger thansimilar synthetics. “Cartilage is a tissue in the body that doesn’t heal very well,” explains Gehrke.

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