Monday, August 16, 2010

New gel could heal wounds 5 times faster...!

A team led by David Becker, a professor of cell and developmental biology at the University College London, created a new gel aimed at chronic wounds. This gel could heal wounds five times faster than traditional methods.
The gel, named Nexagon, works by interrupting how cells communicate and prevents the production of a protein that blocks healing. That allows cells to move faster to the wound to begin healing it. Though it has only been tested on about 100 people so far, experts say if it proves successful, the gel could have a major impact on treating chronic wounds, like leg or diabetes ulcers, and even common scrapes or injuries from accidents.
Although years away from being at your local pharmacy, Nexagon has the potential of costing a fraction of what patients spend a year for treatment.

via usatoday

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