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A gene therapy in the form of a thick gel is about to revolutionize wound treatment. The gel is called Nexagon, and when you apply it to a wound, it reprograms the cells to heal more quickly and efficiently.
Unlike an antibiotic cream, which promotes healing by preventing infection, Nexagon is actually speeding up your body's healing process. Or, in the case of ulcers, it's jumpstarting a healing process that's failed to start. Doctors have been testing Nexagon on people with chronic ulcers on their legs, which are wounds that essentially never heal or take at least six months to do so. After just four weeks, some patients reported they were completely healed up.
Originally posted by airspoon
I personally have a soft-spot for children and just the other day, I was reading about children who grow up with scars, particularly scars that could have been preventable with modern medical procedures or a clean place to heal. We generally take our looks for granted but growing up with massive scars has to be difficult, especially in the third-world.
Originally posted by nobodysavedme
reply to post by Sliadon
neuropathy has been solved...look here.
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Originally posted by Sliadon
Another thought, think of all the people who suffer from Diabetes around the world. One of the scariest things that can happen to a Diabetic is neuropathy, which results in nerve damage. Many times these sufferers end up getting cuts and sores on their feet and do not realize it before issues like gangrene set in. This could potentially save limbs in their cases.