Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech

Forget stitches and old-school sutures. The Air Force is funding scientists who are using nano-technology and lasers to seal up wounds at a molecular level.

1 comment:

ΆΛЯΘй said...

That whole idea of a spray-on layer of skin is really cool, mainly because of all the benefits it will have (if it works as planned) on wounds with risk of infection. Since infection rates are so high on deep wounds, being able to completely seal up a wound after cleaning it would be really helpful to the patient. For one, they wouldn't be able to tear their sutures, or have their wounds infected without tearing the skin again.