Use mucus from salmon skin to make surgical glue

Chinese scientists found that skin secretions of giant salamanders (Chinese giant salamanders) can be used as surgical glue with high elastic properties , helping to heal wounds, especially suitable for with long healing wounds of diabetics.

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The giant Chinese salamander releases a protein-rich mucus from their skin when injured - (Photo: Shutterstock).

According to The Daily Mail, when using surgical glue, doctors found that some patients with allergies to adhesives and glue components also slowed the healing process, making them unsuitable for patients. diabetes.

Recently, Chinese scientists have noticed the giant salamander (Chinese giant salamanders). When injured, they secrete protein-rich mucus from the skin sticking together. This secretion also improves the elasticity of the skin, narrowing the scar tissue.

Experts collected mucus from salmon skin, dried it into powder, and then added water and applied it to pig skin that was damaged in laboratory conditions. As a result, this product is more adherent than surgical glue and has a particularly elastic property of natural glue.

Compared with cyanoacrylate chemical glue, mucus from salmon does not cause side effects - skin irritation and flu-like symptoms. The researchers also tested the mucus on damaged mouse skin. As a result, the skin wounds quickly and almost without scar tissue and inflammation.