Recipe for a new wonder material: add some glue to a food mixer, whip it up, add to ovenâ€¦and wait.
Thatâ€™s the process for a new type of bone for repairing the body. Grafting artificial bone into peopleâ€™s bodies can help them heal after injuries, but finding the right material can be tricky.
Dr Karen Hing from Queen Mary University was on a mission to find a substitute for bone that was light and strong. She realised that she could achieve a lightweight honeycomb-like structure by using a plastic derived from white PVA glue typically used in schools and for woodwork.
Liz Bonnin of BBC series Bang Goes The Theory visits Hingâ€™s lab to see how she makes it, and discovers that whipping up some new bone is just like making a meringue.