wound dressing

Synthetic spider silk could revolutionize drug delivery and wound care

Boasting a wide range of impressive properties, including high extensibility, extremely high tensile strength and toughness, spider silk is a nature's wonder that scientists have long tried to recreate in the laboratory. After five years of research, a team from the United Kingdom has finally managed to produce artificial spider silk that could revolutionize the…



British scientists create ‘smart’ bandage that turns green when wounds develop bacterial infection

Bacterial infection, although common, can nevertheless lead to severe medical complications, especially when left undetected at the early stages. As part of a new research, a team of British scientists has developed the world’s first bandage that turns green when exposed to infection-causing bacteria. Containing a special, gel-like substance filled with tiny capsules, the smart…