Naturally occurring agent could help heal problem wounds

02/27/2013 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles have found a way to stabilize basic fibroblast growth factor, a naturally occurring agent for healing wounds, that could be used to treat tenacious ulcers such as those caused by diabetes. The ability to stabilize the growth factor means that bGFG can retain its effectiveness outside the body, where it normally loses much of its effectiveness.

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