This from a recent publication from Phillipson and colleagues of Uppsala published in PNAS via Alex Dale at European Biotech News.
Swedish scientists have used bacteria to deliver a chemical into wounds that speeds up the healing process. This could help to prevent their infection with dangerous strains of resistant bacteria.
Researchers at Uppsala University have identified a technique to accelerate the wound healing process and reduce the chance of infection. The study, published in PNAS, explains how increasing the levels of a protein called CXCL12 recruits more immune cells to help the damage to be repaired. During preclinical testing in mice, the group found that its technique “strongly accelerated” wound healing.