santi-mandalIIT-KGP researchers develop curd-based wound healing gel

DownToEarth (June 12, 2019)

Usually small cuts, bruises or wounds are harmless as the body has a system for repairing them. Often, antibiotic ointment is applied over them to prevent the growth of infection-causing microbes and to promote speedy healing. However, with the increasing presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment, there is a danger that the ointments might not be able to stop the infections and a minor bruise could turn out to be a major health issue.

To address this concern, a team of scientists from IIT-Kharagpur has synthesised a low-cost gel from curd which not only retards the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria but also enhances wound healing. (Read More)