New Queensland discovery set to reduce serious scarring

Researchers have uncovered a key component of how scars form, giving them insight into how to prevent serious scarring in burns and trauma patients.

When the skin suffers trauma, the body rapidly creates new blood vessels at the injury site to pump as much blood to the area as possible for healing.

Researchers have developed a treatment to significantly reduce scarring by targeting a specific gene that is central to the healing process.Credit:AP

But University of Queensland professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani said their research had confirmed for the first time that the severity of the scarring comes from what the body then does with those excess blood vessels.

“Once the wound is closed, all these blood vessels are left there, and it was…



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