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The BBC featured the research of the sun dew plant by Mingjun Zhang, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering. The sundew plant is covered in a sticky adhesive which Zhang’s research has shown may be suitable for a variety of cutting-edge medical procedures, including tissue engineering and chronic wound healing. The emerging field of tissue engineering represents a new approach for replacing or repairing damaged body parts. The idea is to deliver healthy cells to the site of injury using a so-called scaffold in which cells can adhere themselves to. The scaffold is where the sundew plant holds great promise.