It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way … The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury … In rodent tests, the dressings reduced healing times to a mere three days compared to nearly two weeks for the normal healing process …”We were surprised to see such a fast recovery rate,” says Xudong Wang, a professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison … “We suspected that the devices would produce some effect, but the magnitude was much more than we expected” … Wang and collaborators described their wound dressing method today (Nov … 29, 2018) in the journal ACS Nano … read more