Most often hyaluronic acid is used in cosmetics. In our body, this substance is found in the joints, where it performs the function of a lubricant. Hyaluronic acid binds to the surfaces and prevents excessive friction.
With the development of inflammatory diseases of this process is disturbed, accelerated wear of the articular surfaces. As a result of persistent pain, contractures (limited mobility) and disability. The doctors tried to enter hyaluronic acid directly into the joints, but the desired effect was not achieved.
Now, scientists have found a way to keep the substance on the surfaces of the joints. In summary, the scientific group received the biomaterial. It includes fibers, polyethylene glycol. This mixture is capable of retaining hyaluronic acid is 12 times better.
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The first tests involving laboratory rats confirmed the efficiency of this method. In the future, the researchers plan to continue the research. Maybe the world will get a new remedy for diseases of the joints.