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The Role of Glucocorticoids in Acute Inflammation

Purpose of the Project

The role of the skin is to maintain a barrier that protects us from exposure to mechanical (scratch), chemical (soaps) and biological injuries (UV/sunlight exposure). As the first line of defense, the skin also mobilizes other cells via pro-inflammatory signals. Given the need for a quick and frequent pro-inflammatory response in the epidermis, there must

Microenvironment Regulation of Adipose Derived Stem Cells in Wound Angiogenesis and Repair

Purpose of Project

Our research will study the contribution of adipose tissue (fat tissue) derived stem cells (ADSCs) to wound healing in a human skin model. Stem cells are cells that have potential to develop into diverse specialized cell types. Adult ADSCs have characteristics similar to bone marrow stem cells and represent an alternative source of stem cells. Due to their abu

Wound Healing

  • Provided grants to support cutting edge scientific research on wound healing, including the benefits of occlusive dressings.
  • Provided grants to develop education regarding public health implications of chronic wounds
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