Monday, November 5, 2012

Experimental Newborn Bandages Inspired By Spider Webs, Mica And Gecko Feet

Whether you peel them off slowly or just rip them away, one thing is certain about bandages: they hurt like heck when they come off. But beyond the hurt, sticky bandages are actually a pretty big medical problem. More than 1.5 million people suffer injuries every year when bandages are removed — primarily newborns and the elderly, whose skin is more sensitive and easily damaged. Injuries in these cases can vary from temporary skin irritation to permanent scarring.

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