At the North Carolina State University College of Medicine, we move our research from the bench to the patient. Our researchers span a number of research strengths including regenerative medicine, infectious disease, biological barriers, genetics, neurosciences and computational research.
Some of our bench to patient work has included the following studies:
- Equine amniotic membrane allografts increase granulation tissue production while maintaining appropriate wound healing, according to a study published in Veterinary Surgery.
The research explores growth factors in the allografts and evaluates the effect on distal limb wound healing in horses. The allografts are likely to be most beneficial in treating substantial wounds when production of large amounts of granulation tissue is needed.
Lower leg wounds are common in horses and often extensive, leading to longer repair times and higher risk of infection. Study authors include Lauren Schnabel, Timo Prange, Jennifer Gilbertie and Alex Fowler.