Sugary Structure Mimics Capillaries, Could Aid in Regrowing Organs

Cotton candy often gets a bum wrap.

People think it’s just pure sugar- a gooey, luscious, tangled mess of colored candy that melt in your mouth and sticks to your fingers.

Well it is all that-- and more.

Researchers speculated that the microstrands of cotton candy may very well mimic what capillaries look like in our bodies. So they formed a mold and looked under a microscope and noticed a striking resemblance (see video).

This technology will eventually be able to be leveraged to help implants be incorporated into the body. After that, regrown organs may not be far behind.