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Electrical fields aid wound healing | KurzweilAI

Electrical fields aid wound healing | KurzweilAI

Small electrical currents appear to activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing and reduce infection when there’s a lack of immune cells available, such as with diabetes, University of Aberdeen (U.K.) scientists have found.

In a lab experiment, the scientists exposed healing macrophages (white blood cells that eat things that don’t belong), taken from human blood, to electrical fields of strength similar to that generated in injured skin.

Source: Electrical fields aid wound healing | KurzweilAI