Introducing the “Living Band-Aid”

By JR Raphael
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

The next time you get a bad papercut, you may want to consider trying a living Band-Aid.

Okay, the truth is you can’t try one just yet. But they are being developed. New Scientist Magazine highlighted some recent research that used healthy living cells to create a bandage-type wrap.

Scientists placed the wrap around blood vessels that had been damaged and found it stimulated regrowth. By the end, the damaged cells looked “virtually uninjured,” the researchers found.

No word yet if the bandages will be available in Scooby Doo designs.

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