Polymer Substance Fully Resists the Body’s Natural Attack Response to Foreign Objects

Do you know anyone who’s had a hip replacement? Perhaps a knee replacement? Or even a pacemaker put in? Then you’re probably aware that surgery isn’t the only potential worry associated with these operations. Rejection is also a huge factor with anything implanted in the human body. There is a real possibility that the implant could be coated with a protein wall (collagen) isolating it from the rest of the body (your body does this to protect itself). That presents a problem with medical devices, but perhaps sometime soon a polymer substance, being developed by researchers at the University of Washington, could prevent rejection or being surrounded with a protein wall. Very cool.

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