A bandage made of algae?

[USA] Joel Banner Baird at the Burlington Free Press interviews a team of researchers at the University of Vermont researching a new technique to repair a punctured lung.

The challenge is not unlike patching a rubber ball that is constantly being inflated and deflated. What they’ve cooked up shares the characteristics of a contact lens, a Band-Aid and a breath-strip — in ways that could save lives in emergency rooms and field hospitals, its inventors say.

Brown algae is the raw material for the promising new patching system.


Photo: Punctured lungs might more quickly heal with the help of a new sealant created in a UVM lab, made from algae. JOEL BANNER BAIRD/FREE PRESS

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