Friday, November 21, 2008

Lick Your Wound, It will Recover!

You do not ever think that dog or cat instinct to lick their wound can be proved scientifically. They lick their wound and then they recover in a few days. Their unique customs make some Dutch researchers examine a compund in salliva, especially human salliva. The compund is predicted enable to faster wound recovery.

Researchers team finds that histatin, a small protein in salliva which previously believed it can kill bacteria, has responsible to the recovery. The research result is then published in the newest edition of Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The invention clearly gives hope to the patients who has chronic injury in connection with diabetes, traumatic wound, and burn. Furthermore, because there is possibility it can be produced massively, the substance can be shaped as an antibiotic cream or linement.

'We hope the findings benefits for everyone who has unhealing wounds, such as ulcer on foot, diabetes injury, and it is also useful for traumatic injury medication like burned injury." said Gerald Weissmann, Editorial Chief of FASEB. The reseach also reveals why wound because of tooth withdrawl recover faster than wound at skin and bone.

Translated and edited from: Kompas Online


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