Imaging the process of scar formation
In humans, wound repair often leads to the formation of fibrous tissue known as scar. Scar phenotype varies and depends on the type of injury, the anatomic location, age, and gender. The key objective of the EU-funded ScarLessWorld project is to shed light on the process of scar formation whose prevention represents a clinical challenge. Researchers are working under the hypothesis that scarring and regeneration depend on the tissue composition in specific fibroblasts. Using whole-animal live imaging and cell tracking, they will determine the structural and genetic changes that take place during scarring, paving the way for novel regenerative medicine strategies.
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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