Introduction to the spotlight on wound healing

Regenerative medicine and wound healing are the topic of a 2-month focus on RegMedNet, featuring a variety of content types and covering various key topics and issues in the field, such as translating basic research into the clinic and the different technologies in use.

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Welcome to the RegMedNet spotlight on wound healing!

Many different injuries such as trauma, surgery, burns and diseases such as diabetes can result in acute or chronic wounds, which can have a significant impact on quality of life and significant healthcare costs: amputation sites can become compromised, and chronic wounds frequently fail to heal. Regenerative medicine has great potential to transform the healing of wounds by increasing the speed of healing, and reducing risk of infection and scarring. Some animals can even fully regenerate limbs, meaning a better understanding of the mechanisms of healing and regeneration has the potential to allow the true regeneration of tissue – including structures such as the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.

The spotlight on wound healing will be a 2-month focus on wound healing and regenerative medicine featuring a variety of content types, including journal articles and exclusive features, covering various key topics and issues in the field, such as translating basic research into the clinic.

We hope you enjoy the spotlight and welcome any queries and feedback! And don't forget, you are welcome to share your own news, research and opinion on this topic your own posts or comments.

Features

Editorials

Developing 3D bioprinted, vascularized human skin for improved wound healing

Getting to know EMT: re-epithelialization during wound healing

What does Bio-Techne bring to regenerative medicine?

5 tips to increase the reproducibility of MSC and iPSC differentiation

Interviews

Compassionate use of skin substitutes in acute burn patients: an interview with Dr James Holmes

Discovering the mechanisms behind wound healing: an interview with Vicki P Losick

Seeking the genetic instruction manual for limb regeneration & wound healing

The need for multi-disciplinary working in chronic wound management: an interview with Paul Hayes

Translating research to improve outcomes in wound care and oncology: an interview with Dr Nik Georgopoulos

Conference report

Skin Regeneration Symposium Cambridge, 12-13 April 2016 Part 1

Other

Infographic on cell therapy product research and development for wound healing applications: results from the survey on wound healing

Journal articles

Regenerative Medicine

Biomask for skin regeneration

Delivery of mesenchymal stem cells in biomimetic engineered scaffolds promotes healing of diabetic ulcers

Development of a biomaterial associated with mesenchymal stem cells and keratinocytes for use as a skin substitute

Micronized cellular adipose matrix as a therapeutic injectable for diabetic ulcer

Photobiomodulation in promoting wound healing: a review

Potential roles of suppressor of cytokine signaling in wound healing

Regenerative medicine applications in combat casualty care

The strategy and method in modulating finger regeneration

The use of urinary bladder matrix in the treatment of trauma and combat casualty wound care

Toward an ‘off the shelf’ technology for burn victims: healing wounds with mesenchymal stem cells

Use of bioartificial dermal regeneration template for skin restoration in combat casualty injuries

Nanomedicine

Nanomaterials for wound healing: scope and advancement

Review of recent research on biomedical applications of electrospun polymer nanofibers for improved wound healing

Therapeutic application of electrospun nanofibrous meshesTherapeutic application of electrospun nanofibrous meshes

Epigenomics

The methylome and transcriptome of fetal skin: implications for scarless healing

News

Combination of nanoscale topography and triculture technology benefits large or slow-healing wounds

Components of amniotic allograft revealed to help better understand acceleration of wound healing

Engineered stem cell sheet enhances grafts for treating severe burns

Faster ulcer healing indicated in results of amniotic membrane allograft study

Mechanism causing age-related reductions in wound healing discovered

New partnership aims to advance wound care and regeneration

Regenerative bandage may improve treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

Skin-based gene therapy safe and effective in Phase I clinical trial for epidermolysis bullosa wounds

Tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells

Topical application of protein Hsp60 accelerates wound healing in a diabetic mouse model

Unlocking the genetic code to limb regeneration and wound healing



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