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Scientists use electric field to heal wounds

Indiana University School of Medicine has discovered a new method to fight against bacterial infection by using the field of electricity.

The method is lead by Chandan Sen, PhD and Sashwati Roy, PhD from Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering. Such innovation was used in dressing that uses an electric field to disturb the biofilm infection.

Scientists at IU School of Medicine are the ones who learned about the methods initially by using the electric field. They found the dressing isn’t just fruitful in battling the infection all alone, yet when mixed with different drugs can make them much progressively powerful. This revelation can possibly make noteworthy changes in the manner doctors treat patients with a bacterial infection which are impervious to anti-infection agents.

The dressing can likewise help to avoid new biofilm contamination in future cases. The dressing electrochemically self-produces 1 volt of current upon contact with body liquids, for example, wound liquid or blood, which isn’t sufficient to hurt or shock the patient.

Promoting of the dressing for burn care was recently approved the Food and Drug Administration.

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