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Singapore scientists make key discovery on healing process

Published on Aug 11, 2014 7:53 AM
 
Scientists here have discovered a third, previously unknown biological process that comes into play when a person is wounded. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore scientists have helped to shed more light on the way the human body heals itself.

They have discovered a third, previously unknown biological process that comes into play when a person is wounded.

The discovery could lead to more effective drugs and gels to heal cuts, burns and other injuries - especially in vulnerable people such as the elderly or diabetics, whose wounds typically take longer to recover.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) team worked with scientists from France, Spain and Canada on research published in scientific journal Nature Physics' online edition this month.

 
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