Human epidermis was grown from stem cells

In laboratories of King’s College in London it was possible to grow epidermis with the use of stem cells. The epidermis is structurally and functionally similar to native one in humans. It has protective functions and permeability, thus it can be a natural barrier. The research was published in Stem Cell Reports in April 2014. Read full text »

Keloids – pathogenesis and treatment

Keloids are tumors formed as a result of hyperproliferation of fibroblasts. They appear mostly in places of an injury but they can also appear without any specified reasons. Areas especially vulnerable to kleoids formation are neck and chest skin. There are also special individual predispositions for prevalence of the tumor. The black race is more often affected by Keliods. (4) Read full text »

Fibrodysplasia – mysterious ossification

Fibrydysplasia (FOP) is a rare genetic disorder, in which the organism products extra bones in places where they should not develop. These bones are produced within the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. They cause ossification in various places hindering the normal functioning of the person. Read full text »

Keloid – the cosmetic nightmare

Wound healing is a process of invaluable importance to all living organisms. It guarantees survival despite mild injuries, providing a protective layer against the external environment. The process of wound healing is most often predictable and consists of four phases: hemostasis, inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and remodelling phase. Notwithstanding this the healing process may progress abnormally and lead to pathological scarring called keloids. Read full text »