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Medical Moment: Sticky sea creatures close wounds

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 5:33 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Secrets from the sea that could someday soon improve surgery or eliminate the need for stitches.

That story is next, in today’s Medical Moment.

Most of us know someone who has had a cut wide or deep enough to need stitches.

But what if sealing skin was as simple as using a small drop of adhesive?

Martie Salt has more.

The professor is working with the Purdue Research Foundation to patent his bio-adhesive discoveries.

He says they’re rich in iron, making them strong and flexible, and could be used in a number of ways.

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