3-D printing and stretchable skin gel could change how we heal wounds
Forget bandages. Researchers have developed a stretchy goop hydrogel that could be the next Band-Aid. "The material we have developed is like a smart skin. It is stretchable, self-healing, and has haptic feedback, meaning it can actually feel," said Husam N. Alshareef, Ph.D. with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Researchers say the hydrogel could do much more than a simple adhesive bandage. It's biodegradable, so doctors could also implant it into a patient to release drugs that promote healing.
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