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Protein from mussel glue used to help prevent scarring

from IFLScience

There has been a lot of interest, but little progress, in helping wounds heal without scar tissue. One of the main issues to overcome is the abnormal reorganization of collagen under the skin. However, it seems that researchers may have found the answer to this problem beneath the waves. Researchers have discovered that a particular protein produced by mussels to glue themselves to rocks, when mixed with other synthesized molecules, can aid in wound healing without leaving any scar tissue. more


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