A powder nick-named “Pixie Dust” is being used to save the limbs of war heroes who have been wounded in Afghanistan.
Surgeons have already used the dust to save several soldiers so badly mutilated that they were at risk of amputation.
Made from pig bladders it has the ability to help the human body grow new tissue to replace large areas of a leg or arm destroyed by blast damage.
The part I like is how the doctors why are performing the task of sprinkling the "Pixie Dust" don't know how it works exactly.
Hopefully, this can be fast tracked for everyday use in hospitals here in the states.
*The title came from one of my favorite exchanges in The Simpsons.
Homer: Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute. Lisa honey, are you saying you're *never* going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Lisa: No. Homer: Ham? Lisa: No. Homer: Pork chops? Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal! Homer: [Chuckles] Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.