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From Suntans to Cyborgs

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By Ben Powell

Melanin protects us from the Sun’s radiation, but as it also conducts electricity it could be used in bioelectronic devices and prostheses.

Ben Powell is an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow and Associate Professor in The University of Queensland’s Centre for Organic Photonics and Electrons.

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