Faster healing to help acid attack victims

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Faster healing to help acid attack victims

Medical scientists hope they are on the verge of a major breakthrough in the treatment of acid attack victims.

Researchers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham have designed an anti-scarring membrane that they believe will have a “huge impact” on the appearance of those who have suffered severe burns.

Wounds that do not heal after 14 days will leave a scar, but the new transparent membrane, which would be placed over the burn and held in position with a dressing, is believed to speed up the healing process by 25%. The membrane contains a protein called decorin and has been shown to help speed up the healing of wound scars in pigs.


Original source of this content: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/faster-healing-to-help-acid-attack-victims-sz3c3nkcx