Researchers at Purdue University are testing a biodegradable, injectable wound-healing material that spreads out and solidifies within a wound. In addition to healing burns and other wounds, the material has potential applications in bone repair, spinal cord fusion and arterial reattachment. "Because the material starts out as a thickened liquid, it rapidly can be injected into almost any part of the human anatomy and quickly fills in the gaps between severely damaged and or missing tissues," said research team leader and associate professor Alyssa Panitch.

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