Mathematicians Create Computer Simulation of Burn Wounds to Improve Treatment

Frank
October 24, 2018
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A team of mathematicians has been working on improving how special microbeads can be used to stop bacterial infestations of burn wounds. Microbeads coated with a protein used by bacteria to stick to cells seem to make the bacteria bind less to the living cells nearby. In order to magnify this effect, the mathematical team created a computational model to simulate different uses of the microbeads on different wounds.

The simulator can be used to control for a bunch of different variable, but the long term value is in developing a generalized way of simulating many more healing processes.

Here’s a U of Birmingham video about the researchers behind the study:

Study in PLOS Computational Biology: Predictive modelling of a novel anti-adhesion therapy to combat bacterial colonisation of burn wounds…

Via: University of Birmingham…

Frank’s source: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/05/mathematicians-create-computer-simulation-of-burn-wounds-to-improve-treatment.html

 

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