December 16, 2011

Medical Gel Promotes Skin Regeneration

Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science

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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.

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TAGGED: Polymers, Regenerative Medicine, Skin


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