Healing Wounds with Silver Nanoparticles
“You know the UV-ink rubber stamps that night clubs like to stick on your skin? Well, a novel silver nanotech variant of the idea could actually help heal your skin wounds more quickly.
Silverware became popular centuries ago partly because it was a precious metal and thus a status symbol, but also because the health qualities of silver have been known since Roman times.
Back then wealthy folks even gave their kids a silver spoon to suck on to ward-off the plague (hence the saying).
Modern science understands how silver has anti-bacterial qualities, but the trick in delivering silver accurately into a wound nowadays is getting the dosage right since silver is toxic in high concentrations.
That’s what research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is tackling, with a novel delivery approach for silver nanoparticles.”