Monday, December 04, 2006

Liquid to seal open wounds fast

Scientists are hailing a biodegradable solution that can stop bleeding in wounded rodents within seconds.
The US and Hong Kong team believes the breakthrough, featured in the journal Nanomedicine, could help stabilise patients with serious injury.
"We have found a way to stop bleeding that could revolutionise bleeding control" Dr Rutledge Ellis-Behnke
When the solution is applied to open wounds, it forms a gel that seals the site of injury. Once the injury heals, the gel is broken down into molecules that cells can use to begin tissue repair.
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