2015 Baker Institute News: Stem cells delivered in microcapsules speed wound healing
Encapsulated stem cells accelerate wound healing
Baker Institute for Animal Health
This news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: Stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures, according to a new study by Baker faculty member Gerlinde Van de Walle and her colleagues. The finding opens up new possibilities for delivering these stem cell products to locations in the body where they can hasten healing. The capsules need to be tested to see if they help healing in animals and humans, but they could eventually lead to “living bandage” technologies: wound dressings embedded with capsules of stem cells to help the wound regenerate.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
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