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05/26/2014

Nanogel that heals burns faster

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    The idea is to develop nanogel able to help burns wounds heal faster by creating a scaffold for skin cells to grow on.
    The gel will be based on a self-assembling ultrashort peptide technology. When water is added to the hydrogel, the peptides will react by self-assembling into a water-holding, fibrous gel that will mimic the extracellular matrix--a key part of skin tissue. This scaffold will provide the ideal environment for skin cells to grow, enabling the gel to heal burn wounds faster while reducing the chances of infection or scarring.
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