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Adhesive bandages might become a thing of the past, thanks to
researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Hong-
Kong University who have developed a simple biodegradable liquid
that can stop bleeding in rodents within seconds.
When the liquid, composed of protein fragments called peptides, is
applied to an open wound, the peptides self-assemble into a gel that
seals the wound and stops bleeding.
Eventually, the gel breaks down into amino acids, the building blocks
of proteins, that can be used by surrounding cells for tissue repair.
Originally posted by Byrd
If I'm not mistaken, this is a project that was funded in part by money from the military. I do know that they were interested in battlefield medicine and in saving lives by quick repair of trauma.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
There was a product like this available about thirty years ago. I believe it was called Liquid Bandage. I cut my hand once at work and went to the office and grabbed the bottle and applied it to the rather deep cut to my finger. I swear I momentarily lost consciousness, it stung so bad. Cuts were pretty common in this work, but I never used that product again. It was way worse than alcohol.
Actually, New Skin was the product. Apparently, it's still available.
New-Skin Antiseptic Liquid Bandage