Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal
Posted Apr. 18, 2017, at 12:34pm
Accelerated healing isn’t just for superheroes. A new study in Cell Reports suggests a way that mere mortals can potentially speed their recovery from a wide variety of injuries.
“Our research shows that by priming the body before an injury, you can speed the process of tissue repair and recovery, similar to how a vaccine prepares the body to a fight infection,” said lead author Joseph T. Rodgers. He began the research during his postdoctoral studies at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and continued it in his current position as an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at USC.
To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/04/18/alerting-stem-cells-to-hurry-up-and-heal.