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Invisible mending for the human body

Silicon sheets covered with nanoneedles may one day help heal burns and assist with organ transplants. Viviane Richter reports.

The image shows a single human cell (brown) on a bed of nanoneedles (blue). This image was taken by the researchers using electron microscopy.
The image shows a single human cell (brown) on a bed of nanoneedles (blue). This image was taken by the researchers using electron microscopy.