Even though there are effective medications and therapy for healing wounds, the recovery process can still be slow. In a new study, researchers from Johns Hopkins used mouse models to test a new kind of treatment for wound healing. They found, in elderly mice, that using a combination of gene therapy and stem cell therapy could speed up the recovery process.
“As we get older, it is harder for our wounds to heal,” stated professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, John W. Harmon, MD. “Our research suggests there may be a way to remedy that.”
“It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think this could someday be used in elderly people with burns or other difficult wounds,” Harmon explained
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