Published: 2017-10-08 23:01
Last Updated: 2017-10-09 00:09
Medical researchers from Northeastern University and The University of Sydney have invented a glue-like substance that closes up critical wounds in just 60 seconds.
The gel is made out of a protein called Tributyltin Methacrylate (MetRO) and works as a substitute for stitches and surgical staples.
Amazingly, MetRO has the ability to take the shape of and fill any wound it is applied to, without interfering with the natural growth of tissues or the expansion and contraction of the injured body part.
Even more amazingly, it can be used to close up both internal and external wounds.
Once the gel has been applied, ultraviolet rays help it close the wound in 60 seconds.
Thanks to a special enzyme in the gel, doctors can control how long the wound stays closed for, until it has been completely healed.
MetRO has only been tested on animals’ lungs and arteries until now, but the results look very promising.