Monday, October 3, 2016

Self-adhesive dressing generates electrical current that promotes healing, reduces infection risk

From precious metals to maggots, physicians have tried just about everything to help reverse the negative spiral of chronic wounds. And for good reason – these types of non-healing wounds currently cost the healthcare system in excess of $20 billion a year, and millions of sufferers endure months of pain, disability and the constant concern of infection. Now, scientists are testing an experimental electrified mesh bandage that zaps bacteria and stimulates tissue healing.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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