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Skincredible! Researchers make an electronic dressing that helps heal wounds FOUR TIMES faster

Skincredible! Researchers make an electronic dressing that helps heal wounds FOUR TIMES faster

  • E-band was wrapped around the boxes of rats with a cut on their backs
  • As they breathed, a positively and negatively charged layer rubbed against each other
  • Generated an electric field that encouraged the inflow of skin healing cells

A dressing that generates a soft electrical current can help heal wounds four times faster, research suggests.

The electronic device, to be mentioned, was wrapped around the crates of rats that had a cut on their backs.

Every time the rodents were breathing, an electrical pulse was generated that accelerated their healing process.

This caused skin repairing cells, known as fibroblasts, to flow to the damaged area, encouraging the production of collagen and new skin cells.

The electronic device, to be mentioned, was wrapped around the crates of rats that had a cut on their backs

The electronic device, to be mentioned, was wrapped around the crates of rats that had a cut on their backs

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was led by the recently graduated Yin Long.

Diabetic foot, leg ulcers and surgical wounds are among the skin lesions that often do not heal.

They affect more than 6.5 million people in the US every year, the authors wrote in the ACS Nano magazine. It is unclear how often they occur in the UK.

THE FIRST SPECIALIST WONDHUB OF BRITTAN OPENS

The first specialist wound examination center in Great Britain was opened last month with the hope of scar-free healing ‘within a generation’.

Victims of acids and wounded soldiers are among those who benefit from The Center for Conflict Wound Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Hospital staff will use laser treatment that works with the body’s recovery process to accelerate wound healing and reduce the burden of scarring.

The center, which was opened by the Countess of Wessex, will also provide support for the mental health of patients.

Officials claim it has the potential to improve the lives of 4.5 million people with physical disabilities in Britain. These include more than 6,000 current or former members of the armed forces.

Under the direction of charity The Scar Free Foundation, the treatment center will lead a national program for clinical, psychological and scientific research.

More than 480 patients, including many injured veterans, will participate in the study over the next three years. They are referred to the center, which is not accessible to the public.

Electrical stimulation to promote wound healing was first recognized in the 1960s to reduce swelling, stimulate blood flow and stimulate the growth of new tissue.

But it usually requires ‘clumsy electrical systems’ that can only be used in hospitals, the authors wrote.

After making the self-driving e-band, the researchers tested it on groups of rats with a 1 cm cut on their backs.

Other rodents wore the same band, but the electrical power was “turned off” – these acted as controls.

After two days, the rats carrying the ‘switched on’ device were almost completely healed, while the control animals still had their wounds intact.

The researchers then repeated the experiment on wounds that occupied the width of the backs of the animals.

They found that the e-band led to “full closure” of the wound within three days, while 46 percent of the injuries from the controls were still “open.”

According to the researchers, it took between 10 and 12 days for the control wounds to heal to the same extent.

The band also appeared to be safe, with the rodents having no side effects.

The low electricity level generated also meant that the animals showed no signs of pain or discomfort.

The researchers hope that a similar device could someday be used to improve the appearance of chickenpox scars, acne and rosacea.

They claim that existing methods for promoting healing, such as bandage, bandage and oxygen therapy, are limited in their effectiveness.

Pictures show the difference in wound healing between a rat wearing the e-band (left) and a control (right) after two days. This is probably due to the electric field that the device has generated

Pictures show the difference in wound healing between a rat wearing the e-band (left) and a control (right) after two days. This is probably due to the electric field that the device has generated

Images show the difference in wound healing between a rat wearing the e-band (left) and a control (right) after two days. This is probably due to the electric field that the device has generated

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