Experimental skin-graft technique based on intestinal worm

04/16/2013 | LiveScience.com

Researchers have designed a skin-graft adhesive containing microneedles that swell when exposed to moisture. The swelling action is reversible, causes only minimal damage to soft tissue and can be removed with less trauma than staples, the researchers said. The adhesive is based on the spiny-headed worm Pomphorhynchus laevis, which attaches to the intestinal wall of its host by puncturing it with a spine, then expanding its head inside the tissue.

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