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Research Shows Skin Cells “Walking” To Wound Sites

The study, published in FASEB Journalshows that skins cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound.

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Well I've never seen anything like that before. 

Will this be useful in curing something or helping someone?

Apparently this is a new observation, not a new manipulation, so lots of testing must be done on furthering what the skin already does. The 'skin' — epidermis/dermis — is the first to heal after a wound (provides a germ barrier and keeps our insides from falling out). Our internal organs take longer... anyone ever have surgery ;)

Yeah I hear you. 

I was hoping this information could be useful for skin graft therapies. 

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