Recent research shows that the adhesive mussels produce to attach to a rock can be used to close wounds or knit bones together, report Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of UTMB’s Medical Discovery News. One of its adhesive proteins can bond to plastic, wood, concrete and Teflon. Now scientists are trying to fabricate a biomimetic version of the mussel adhesive protein, which is known as MAPS. MDN airs locally at 10 a.m. Saturday on KUHF.