Soon Your Cut Will Tell You When It's Infected

A Ph.D. student from Melbourne, Australia has created the ultimate minor medical tool for moms. It's a bandage that monitors the health of a cut and lets you know when it's infected.

The bandage is the brainchild of Louise van der Werff, a Ph.D. student at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She developed a temperature sensitive fabric that can be weaved into a band-aid or a roll of medical dressing. When you wrap a wound, the dressing will change colors when an infected wound gets warm. Forget poking and prodding for pus, all you have to do is wait for a color change.

A band-aid manufacturer is supporting the research and hopes to have a product ready for trial by the end of the year. [Fresh Science via MedGadget]