- In the new research, half-centimeter harmless wounds were created on each upper arm of the volunteers. One wound was left to heal normally, while the other was treated with electrical pulses over a period of two weeks. The pulses stimulated angiogenesis — the process by which new blood vessels form — increasing blood flow to the damaged area and resulting in wounds healing significantly faster.
- Researchers believe this technology has the potential to be applied to any situation where faster wound healing is particularly desirable, such as human or veterinary surgical wounds, accidents, military trauma, and sports injuries.
- Based on the findings, the researchers plan to work withOxford BioElectronics Ltd. on a five-year project to develop and evaluate devices and dressings that use these experimental techniques.
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