Scientists develop nano particle superglue to repair organs

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    Apr 22, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    http://phys.org/news/2014-04-strategy.html
    A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire Translationnelle (INSERM/Universités Paris Diderot and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method has been tested on rats. When applied to skin, it closes deep wounds in a few seconds and provides aesthetic, high quality healing.
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    Apr 22, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    When I had open heart surgery this past June, all my incisions were super glued. No stitches were used. After a few weeks, the super glue peeled off. In the future, the notion of staples, wires, screws, and stitches will become archaic.

    In Canada, they use bone cement, rather than wires, for sternum procedures. US medicine has not yet advanced to that point, but, will, soon, and it will mean much faster, and better recoveries.