A hydrogel that can help the body heal may also be particularly good at treating wounds related to diabetes, new research suggests.
Tests on diabetic animal models show that the injectable hydrogel significantly accelerates wound healing compared with another hydrogel often used in clinics.
The multidomain peptide (MDP) hydrogel known by its amino acid sequence—K2(SL)6K2—has in a recent study proven useful for the timed release of immunotherapy drugs. It has also been shown to encourage healing all by itself.
That quality may be useful for people with diabetes mellitus who often develop chronic wounds in their lower extremities that take longer to heal than normal wounds do … read more