Battlefield Medicine: Super Hydrogel Works Wonders
Researchers have developed a super hydrogel, the most powerful ever made, and it has some seriously great potential medical applications. The hydrogel is 90% water and made up of two special polymers which allow it to be able to stretch 20 times its original length without breaking, and revert back to its original shape. The hydrogel could be used to replace cartilage in joint surgeries and could also be used to replace injured tendons and ligaments. Besides wound repair, the hydrogel could be used as a drug delivery system in the body. This new biotechnology is great news for soldiers, because it could substantially improve battlefield medicine as we know it.