Cell signals that trigger wound healing are surprisingly complex

Despite a tremendous amount of scientific study, many outstanding mysteries still surround the way in which cells in living tissue respond to and repair physical damage. One prominent mystery is exactly how wound healing is triggered. A better understanding of this process is essential for developing new-and-improved methods for treating wounds of all types. Using an ultrafast, ultraprecise laser, a team of physicists and biologists at Vanderbilt University has taken an important step toward understanding the nature of these trigger signals.

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