Could injecting a Trojan horse bacteria into a wound help heal it faster?

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.

via Speedy Wound Healing Could Prevent the Infection of Chronic Wounds

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