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Scientists in Singapore transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages (September 21)
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are conducting research to turn the durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages. Singapore consumes about 12 million durians annually, and the fruit's husks and seeds are usually discarded which contributes to environmental pollution, according to Professor William Chen, director of the food science and technology program at NTU. Production of antimicrobial bandages using waste materials and yeast is more cost effective than conventional bandages with antimicrobial properties coming from expensive metallic compounds. Besides, organo-hydrogel bandages can keep wound areas cooler and moist, which help to accelerate healing.
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