New treatment for chronic wounds on the horizon

A model of diabetic wound management has been used to study the behaviour of a group of white blood cells, called macrophages, during wound healing.

Scientists identified a subpopulation of macrophages associated with healing that was missing in diabetic wounds that would not close, and were able to restore the balance of macrophages during inflammation and repair phases of healing.

The ability to modulate inflammation to promote wound healing paves the way for new treatments for elderly and diabetic patients more susceptible to chronic wounds.

Read more at The University of Queensland