Holy mackerel! Treating burns with fish skin

Scientists in Brazil are making waves with an unusual new treatment that uses fish skin to treat burns patients.

While frozen pigskin and even human tissue are the go-to dressings in most burns units, a dearth of supplies in Brazil’s public hospitals has led to a search for effective alternatives, according to Reuters.

Gauze dressings tend to be the norm. But researchers at the Federal University of Ceara in northern Brazil have found that the skin of tilapia fish,

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