NYU super-student invents instant blood-clotting gel

NYU boasts many budding geniuses among its students but one has already proven he is an Einstein in the making by inventing a gel that stops bleeding instantly and heals wounds without the need for a single bandage.

Joe Landolina, a bachelor's student of bio-molecular chemical engineering who is also studying for a masters in biomedical engineering, used his scientific savvy to recreate naturally occurring polymers in the body that clot blood on contact.

Initially intended for veterinarian practices, Mr. Landolina told MailOnline that he hopes Veti-Gel will soon be used by the armed forces in the field to treat major trauma victims and stops wounds bleeding out until they can get to hospital.

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