New mechanism for wound healing identified by biological laboratory scientist

Posted by on May 17, 2016 5:16 pm
Categories: health

A researcher has identified a new mechanism for wound healing that has wide-ranging therapeutic potential for the treatment of injury, disease and even aging. Instead of replacing lost cells through cell division, the newly identified mechanism, which she has called wound-induced polyploidy, or WIP, maintains the size and function of injured or disease tissue by enlarging existing cells.

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