Why do cells rush to heal a wound? Mysteries of wound healing unlocked

13 marzo 2015

A multidisciplinary research team has discovered how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it — opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The findings shed light on the mechanisms of cell migration, particularly in the wound-healing process. The results represent a major advancement for regenerative medicine, in which biomedical engineers and other researchers manipulate cells’ form and function to create new tissues, and even organs, to repair, restore or replace those damaged by injury or disease.