Could this polymer lead to artificial skin and muscle?

Medical worker Claudia Stempfle holds up a piece of artificial skin at a Berlin Hospita,l April 26, 2002, that will be used to help create a replacement human skin for victims of last Thursday's explosion outside the Ghriba synagogue on Djerba island, Tunisia. Three Germans in critical condition were being treated in a Berlin hospital on Tuesday following the blast which killed 16 people.

Researchers at Stanford have created a super-elastic polymer which can be stretched up to 100 times its length. Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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