Worms heal all wounds

Researchers trying to improve the body’s response to healing skin wounds may be able to learn from worms, according to new research at the University of California, San Diego.

The researchers discovered genes in the laboratory roundworm that signal the presence of surface wounds. The genes trigger a series of chemical reactions that allow the worms to quickly close cuts in their surfaces.

The discovery could help scientists to improve the healing of cuts and sores.

The research is published in the journal Current Biology.

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