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These scientists are making antibacterial bandages out of fruit waste

The organo-hydrogel bandages are also able to keep wound areas cooler and moist, which can help accelerate healing. Image: Reuters/Lee Ying Shan

Travis Teo
Reporter , Reuters
Lee Ying Shan
Reporter, Reuters
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Durian husk and petri dish containing cellulose hydrogel sheet made out of durian husk with yeast phenolics are seen in Singapore September 16, 2021. Picture taken September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Ying Shan - RC2UQP9YPDGD
Other food waste, such as soy beans and spent grains can also be turned into hydrogel. Image: Reuters/Lee Ying Shan
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