December 16, 2011
Medical Gel Promotes Skin Regeneration
Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science
Tissue engineering and tissue healing have a common complication — it’s difficult to build new blood vessels throughout the rebuilt skin, but vasculature is required to keep the skin alive. This is especially problematic for victims of severe burns. A new customized sugary gel substance can work wonders to re-grow skin and the associated blood vessels, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
TAGGED: Polymers, Regenerative Medicine, Skin