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Oops: Mitch Daniels Gets 16 Stitches in Forehead

Gym door swings open on him

(Newser) - The downside of being a presumptive presidential candidate: You get whacked in the head by a door, and it makes the national wires. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels needed 16 stitches today after a door mishap, reports the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette . Seems he had just finished a workout at the... More »

Obama Takes Elbow, Needs 12 Stitches

President gets a fat lip during pickup basketball game

(Newser) - Insert witty political metaphor here: President Obama needed 12 stitches today after taking an elbow to the lip during a pickup basketball game, reports MSNBC . No word on the elbow thrower, but the White House declares the president was "inadvertently hit" during the game at Fort McNair. The AP... More »

Gecko Toes Inspire New Surgical Tape

MIT team duplicates nano-scale ridges on lizards' sticky feet

(Newser) - Inspired by geckos' sticky feet, MIT scientists have developed a bandage that could soon be used in place of stitches or staples during surgery. The waterproof material, coated with a sugar-based adhesive that has the nano-scale hills and valleys found on lizard feet, is flexible enough to be used on... More »

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