Chemical Discovered Repairs Wounds by Summoning Own Stem Cells

Chemical Discovered Repairs Wounds by Summoning Own Stem Cells

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skin-woundScientists in the UK and Japan have identified the chemical that prompts the body’s stem cells to flock en masse to the site of a skin wound, allowing it to heal at an accelerated rate.

The chemical, simply called HMGB1, works as a catalyst that awakens stem cells idling in the body’s bone marrow, summoning them directly to the targeted wound.

The finding could lead to new breakthroughs in how medical professionals treat wounds.

(READ the story from MNN)

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