Scientists find way of treating skin wounds without surgery
Scientists have discovered a new way of treating skin wounds in mice by tricking the cells in the wound into becoming healing surface skin cells. The findings raise the prospect of being able to develop simple, non-surgical treatments for human wounds in the future. Large skin wounds and ulcers are painful and occasionally life-threatening. When the surface of the skin is ruptured, epithelial cells, which make up the outer layer of the skin, migrate towards the wound in an effort to seal up the injury.