Adult stem cells show potential in healing diabetic wounds

03/13/2013 | Journal (Dublin, Ireland), The

Using adult stem cells to treat diabetic foot wounds has “generated some very promising findings,” according to researchers at the University of Galway, Ireland, in a study published in the journal Diabetes. Scientists found that the mesenchymal stem cell, when used with a biomaterial made from collegen, could increase wound healing and help prevent amputations. The stem cells have many therapeutic properties and are easy to grow in the laboratory, said Professor Timothy O’Brien, director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute in Galway.

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