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Experimental product candidate OmegaSkin(TM) wound dressing shows qualitative differences in wound histology over control wounds RESTON, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eqalix, Inc.
In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing.
Normally, tissue injury triggers a mechanism in cells that tries to repair damaged tissue and restore the skin to a normal, or homeostatic state.
African spiny mice (genus Acomys) have brittle skin, which tears off in continuous sheets, like human skin, in order to escape predators. Some of them lose as much as 60% of the skin from their backs, which then heals rapidly, regrowing hair instead of scarring.
Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.
In-growth and new generation of blood vessels, which must take place if a wound is to heal or a tumor is to grow, have been thought to occur through a branching and further growth of a vessel against a chemical gradient of growth factors.
By Gilliver, S C Ashcroft, G S ABSTRACT The increased prevalence in the elderly of chronic wound- healing conditions, such as venous and diabetic ulceration, is firmly established.
Abstract The first part of this review focused on the essential biological features of human skin, their origins and cellular relationships as a basis for understanding nutritional requirements in health and disease (see Vol 13(19;Tissue Viabil Suppl): S22-S28).
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