Zap Yourself To Heal A Wound
from the turn-up-the-volts dept
A new report out of New Scientist discusses how some researchers in Europe have worked out how applying electric current to someone's skin can help speed up the healing of certain wounds. The details aren't entirely clear from the article, but what's most interesting is that the new research was apparently based on some research from 150 years ago -- that has been mostly ignored since then. It's not clear why the concept was ignored, or what made these researchers revisit the idea. However, it's good to see approaches to improving healthcare that go beyond most common areas of research.