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Stick ‘em up! Biomedical engineers have found an adhesive alternative to poking and prodding at gaping wounds

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PHILADELPHIA — Over the years, chemists have figured out how to make glues that stick to practically every material known to humans.

Nowadays, that includes every material known to make up humans.

One of the latest adhesives for use in the body, TissuGlu, aims to eliminate the need for fluid drains after reconstructive surgeries such as tummy tucks or mastectomies. The Pittsburgh developers already have gotten it approved in Europe.

Another novel stickum may vastly improve surgeons’ ability to repair…

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