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Reinventing Tissue Regeneration, One Layer At A Time



8/9/2017 6:38:21 AM

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There are some fancy tools out there for repairing skin, from 3D bioprinting, scaffolds and matrices to spray guns that rain stem cells directly onto a wound. Doctors in Brazil are even experimenting with sterilized Tilapia fish skin as a novel dressing for burns.

Creativity is nice, but that alone won’t save patients battling through the most critical hours of their lives. Denver Lough, an M.D./Ph.D., saw this first hand while working at the Johns Hopkins Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program. Nothing was truly getting the job done.

Read at MedCity News


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