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New therapy speeds up wound healing

Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 12:14 PM
New York, March 27, 2015: People can soon cut down the time taken to heal their everyday cuts and burns by half with the help of a new therapy developed by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University here.

Details of the therapy, which was successfully tested in mice, were published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

"We envision that our nanoparticle therapy could be used to speed the healing of all sorts of wounds, including everyday cuts and burns, surgical incisions, and chronic skin ulcers, which are a particular problem in the elderly and people with diabetes," said study co-leader David Sharp, professor of physiology & biophysics at Einstein.

The researchers discovered that an enzyme called fidgetin-like 2 (FL2) puts the brakes on skin cells as they migrate towards wounds to heal them.

They reasoned that the healing cells could reach their destination faster if their levels of FL2 could be reduced.

So they developed a drug that inactivates the gene that makes FL2 and then put the drug in tiny gel capsules called nanoparticles and applied the nanoparticles to wounds on mice.

The treated wounds healed much faster than untreated wounds.
Agency: IANS

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