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Direct application of immune cells accelerates healing of acute, chronic wounds in mice

from News-Medical.Net

A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has found a surprising potential solution to a persistent clinical problem — the healing of chronic wounds. In their report published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, the investigators from the MGH Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center describe how application of mature B lymphocytes — the immune cells best known for producing antibodies — greatly accelerated the healing of acute and chronic wounds in both diabetic and nondiabetic mice. The treatment also improved the quality of regenerated tissue and reduced scarring. more

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