Medical research

Scientists find way to heal scars left behind by heart attacks

After a heart attack, the shock of the event leaves behind a trail of damaged heart muscle, which becomes a scar over time. However, the scar tissue doesn't have the elasticity and flexibility of healthy heart muscle, meaning ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in new study

In a new Imperial College London study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harbored new cells and blood ...