Human cadavers provide new skin for chronic wounds

February 9, 2015 3:09 PM

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Human cadavers provide new skin for chronic wounds

Human skin from cadavers that has had its cells removed can help treat wounds, researchers say.

This new treatment could prove especially helpful for chronic skin wounds, which are a growing threat to public health, scientists added. According to the National Institutes of Health, treating such wounds costs the United States more than $25 billion annually.

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