Shark Skin Patterns in the Hospital

By Anupum Pant

Hospitals are a place where super bugs are forming. Since a lot of antibiotics are used there, more and more resistant forms of microorganisms start forming on surfaces at the hospitals. To combat this we look at the sea…

To deal with bacteria without even trying to kill them, they looked at a very slow moving shark called the Gallapagos shark. Scientists expected a lot of microorganisms on its body because it moved so slow. But when they looked carefully, they didn’t find any. That was because of the nano ridges they have on their skins which doesn’t let the microorganisms stay. Hence a surface free of microbes!

By mimicking this surface researchers have been able to make artificial surfaces for making thin films that can be put on surfaces at the hospitals. Just shapes repelling bacteria!

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