New jelly material that mimics biological matter like skin, ligaments and bone, developed by researchers from the ANU Research School of Chemistry (Lannon Harley/ANU).

Dr Zhen Jian and Associate Professor Luke Connal from the ANU Research School of Chemistry with their new jelly material that mimics biological matter like skin, ligaments and bone. Photo: Lannon Harley

The super gel

Scientists have invented a new gel that mimics biological matter in a ground-breaking study, which could revolutionise medical implants and robotics. Will Wright reports.