Did you ever have a boo-boo when you were a kid? Well, while we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away.
But what if it could?
Scientists have developed a new bandage that can actually detect and destroy bacteria that causes infection. This can be particularly helpful for treating burn victims.
This super bandage has nano-engineering to thank: it allows the affected area to come in to contact with nanocapsules charged with antibiotics, which change colors in the presence of infection.
- Nanoparticle Bandages Could Detect and Treat Infection (NewScientist)
- Bath Uni Developing New Bandage to Help Fight Infection (BBCNews)