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Now this is fishy! How tilapia skin can help serious burns

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A child’s burnt skin is wrapped in the fish skin at the Dr Jose Frota Institute. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
A child’s burnt skin is wrapped in the fish skin at the Dr Jose Frota Institute. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

They're one of the most sustainable fish on a planet that’s being decimated by over-fishing and farms of the little creatures are being ramped up across the world.

But it isn’t only the flesh of these fish that’s making waves – there’s a flip side to these versatile little swimmers too. And it’s good news all around.

Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

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