A gene therapy in the form of a thick gel is about to revolutionize wound treatment. The gel is called Nexagon, and when you apply it to a wound, it reprograms the cells to heal more quickly and efficiently.
Unlike an antibiotic cream, which promotes healing by preventing infection, Nexagon is actually speeding up your body’s healing process. Or, in the case of ulcers, it’s jumpstarting a healing process that’s failed to start. Doctors have been testing Nexagon on people with chronic ulcers on their legs, which are wounds that essentially never heal or take at least six months to do so. After just four weeks, some patients reported they were completely healed up.
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