Washington: Don`t be too surprised if the glands that make you sweat could also help heal skin wounds, such as scrapes, burns and ulcers, says a new study. Human skin is rich with millions of sweat glands that help the body cool down after a trip to the gym or on a warm day. They also play a key role in providing cells for recovering skin wounds, according to a University of Michigan Health System research. "Skin ulcers - including those caused by diabetes or bed sores - and other non-healing wounds remain a tremendous burden on health services and communities around the world," said ILaure Rittie, research assistant professor of dermatology at Michigan Medical School, who led the study. "Treating chronic wounds costs tens of billions of dollars annually in the US alone, and this price tag just keeps rising. Something isn`t working," Rittie was quoted as saying in the American Journal of Pathology.
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