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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