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  1. Science

    Adhesive Inspired By Mussels Could Glue Blood Vessels Back Together

    I figure it's safe to say that most of us have ended up getting stitches at some point in our lives. Not to imply that y'all are snitches -- stuff just happens, right? If you haven't gotten stitches, please ask your nearest friend who has made their living in a kitchen or on a construction site -- they probably have a story about getting stitches at some point. It's going to sound terrible, and it was definitely worse than it sounds, because getting stitches sucks. The hope for an adhesive solution that lets doctors close wounds without resorting to stitches, staples, or sutures is a lasting one, and researchers at the University of British Columbia appear to have made some headway toward that goal. In a study published today in the journal PNAS Early Edition, the UBC team reports promising findings that the adhesive that mussels use to stick to the rocky shores where they make their home could one day lead to medical glues to reattach and hold together severed blood vessels.

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  2. Science

    Sweating Promotes Wound Healing, Isn’t Just For Ruining Your Best Shirt Anymore

    Sweating -- it's not just a thing to do profusely while talking to the really cute barista anymore! The bodily function that's ruined more items of apparel than coffee spills and sloppy joe dinners put together has some unexpected properties that make it a key factor in properly healing wounds on the skin like scrapes, burns and ulcers.

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