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New insights on circumventing a key obstacle on the road to anti-scarring treatment have been published by Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine, (UCI) School of Biological Sciences and colleagues in Nature Communications. The research team discovered that the natural scar-free skin repair process relies partially on assistance from circulating blood cells.

The research received support from UCI’s NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate.

More information can be found by visiting: UCI-led study reveals how blood cells help wounds heal scar-free