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Treating Wounds With a Rubber Stamp?

Using an advanced form of a rubber stamp, researchers have developed a way to adhere an ultra-thin antibacterial coating to a wound.

The active ingredient, silver, "has been used to prevent and treat infections for ages," says first author Ankit Agarwal, a postdoctoral fellow in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "But silver can also kill skin cells, and therefore we need to develop materials that deliver antibacterial but nontoxic levels of silver to wounds."
 
 

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  1. Want to find out more? Watch a video of the authors describing their research and get free access to the original paper at http://ow.ly/4u7MC . Dave Flanagan Advanced Functional Materials
  2. @Dave - the Ow.ly link doesn't work.
  3. @Chris, sorry about that, thanks for pointing it out. Here's the long version: Link Text Dave

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