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Wellness Wednesday: Healing Without Scarring

A bandage is applied to a wound.
Diana Polekhina

Researchers have figured out how to block the molecular signals that cause scars to form, at least in mice.

The breakthrough is found in a 20-year-old drug used to treat macular degeneration.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: healing without scarring and the hurdles ahead.


  • Dr. Arielle Sheftall, a Principal Investigator at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Dr. Michael Longaker, Deane P. & Louise Mitchell Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Stanford University
  • Melanie Maya Kaelberer, PhD, medical instructor, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University

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