Medical laser welds sliced skin shut without sutures

Presented as part deliverance of our promise to cover more cool medical lasers on Boing Boing Gadgets, this laser beam created by scientists at Tel Aviv University to weld skin shut without stitches. “Doctors know how to cut skin, but not really how to bond it.” We’re just one step closer to Trauma Center style surgery here, people.

Sci-fi laser stitches wounds [Reuters]

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5 Responses to Medical laser welds sliced skin shut without sutures

  1. Tommy says:

    They’ve had this since Logan’s Run.

  2. Halloween Jack says:

    Hell, they’ve had this since Star Trek: TOS.

  3. AirPillo says:

    God, why does Reuters’ video player suck so hard.

    It only works half the time for me, and the other half of the time I have to exit and restart Firefox to attempt it again.

  4. zuzu says:

    Can this also be used to permanently fill in the gaps in fingerprints creating a smooth skin surface?

  5. Zan says:

    I love that they demonstrate it on schnitzel

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