New Year, New You: The Healing Power of Fibroblasts
A new year means new beginnings. Resolutions to change your life outlook, begin new adventures, or improve personal health are all things that people like to address at the dawn of a new calendar cycle.
However, there are powers working inside our bodies each and every day to make sure we are constantly good as new. No matter what we may face this year, the human body has healing cells called “Fibroblasts” that are constantly repairing damaged tissues to mend us and keep us working well day in and day out.
WHAT ARE FIBROBLASTS?
Fibroblasts play an important role by working to heal our BioWarriors and mend them as they prepare for upcoming battles. Much like the characters in Biowars, the real Fibroblasts in our bodies are also consistently working to make sure our wounds are healed and we are in good shape to take on the battles our bodies face on a daily basis.
The main duty of Fibroblasts is to repair damaged tissue. When an area is injured, Fibroblasts are sent to the damaged area. There, they create collagen and elastic fibers to promote healing. They also stimulate cell recreation and use that to strategically rebuild the area of the wound. Their complex work is what makes sure our cuts and scrapes look as good as new and usually results in minimal scarring. These quick and systematic reparations to our tissue and skin allow our bodies to be strong enough to continue facing the world.
WHY DO WE NEED THEM?
When you have a deep wound or cut, the healing process can be an incredible thing to witness. The way your skin repairs itself is all thanks to the Fibroblasts that are churning out the collagen to make it all happen. They are facilitating the healing process and making sure your skin is not just growing strangely in different directions, ensuring that each cell has a purpose in the overall unified goal to mend the wound.
No matter how small the tissue injury, the Fibroblasts are critical in making sure it heals the right way.
THEIR ROLE IN THE BIOWARS
In the world of Biowars, Fibroblasts are a classification of BioWarrior that functionas medics to those who take part in battle. They heal the wounds of injured fighters so that they can get back into the action as quickly as possible. They also have the capability to fend off invading microbes by using their collagenous webs to entangle them, or create a blockage that prevents them from escaping — allowing the other BioWarriors to destroy them once and for all.
Sutura is our main reference for the Fibroblasts within the comic. Throughout the story, we see how much she cares for the injured BioWarriors and just how much she worries for their safety on the battlefield. Known as the “Gentle Warrior” she often puts her own safety on the line to take care of those wounded in action.
Whether healing our BioWarriors, doing their part to ward off predators in the BioCosmos, or repairing the damaged tissues of our own human bodies, Fibroblasts play a major role in our lives. As we enter this new year filled with new opportunities and adventures, there are ups and downs we will all surely face. However, always remember the cells that are working overtime to make sure you are always in the best condition face the challenges ahead.
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