Gallery: Christmas Trees Could Be Used To Help Sterilize Medical Device...


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After the holidays wind down, millions of Christmas trees across the country will be headed to the landfill or the wood chipper. But not so fast! That stately conifer could be put to good use in the field of medicine. A paper published in the International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology show evidence that the needles of Pseudotsuga menziesii, aka the Douglas fir, may be able to help sterilize nano devices destined for the human body.

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