Could silk and gold replace stitches and staples?
Liquid silk and gold nanoparticles are looking like the best combination of materials to produce a more effective way of closing up an injury or an incision to human body tissue. They could reduce the risk of damage or infection to tissues sometimes caused by use of conventional staples and stitches. Kaushal Rege, a Fulton Schools professor of chemical engineering, is leading research to fully develop two types of the laser-activated silk and gold nanosealants.
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