Chinese scientists develop snail mucus into adhesive for wounds

Radio Pakistan  |  Feb 02, 2023

Chinese scientists have developed a natural biological adhesive from snail mucus to heal traumatic injuries and chronic wounds.

The researchers at the Kunming Institute of Botany under the Chinese Academy of Sciences identified a natural biological adhesive from snail secretion.

According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications recently the adhesive from snail mucus gel consists of a malleable adhesive matrix that can adhere to wet tissue of wound through multiple interactions.

The hydro-gel effectively accelerates the healing of full-thickness skin wounds in both healthy and diabetic male rats.

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