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New discovery makes scar prevention easier

• Terrence Aym
Soon scars may be a thing of the past. Scars have been the bane of humans throughout history. Scar tissue can be an embarrassment, disfiguring, even life-threatening. Now an amazingly simple solution seems to have been discovered. The answer lies with a common sugar molecule. Blocking the molecule may allow cut or burned tissue to heal scar-free. A team led by Cornelia Tölg and Eva Turley of the London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, Canada believed that high levels of hyaluronan help stop scars for forming.

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