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Stromal cells in the laboratory.

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Shown to Prevent Lung and Skin Fibrosis, Restore Wound Healing

A cross-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) will prevent lung and skin fibrosis, and restore wound healing.

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The study is one of the first revealing the underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcers.

Researchers Identify Possible Treatment and Diagnostic Targets for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the major complications of Type 2 diabetes, with very limited treatment options. Now a group of NIH-funded researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has identified major new mechanisms that not only play an important role in the inhibition of the wound healing, but also point to a new direction for therapeutic and diagnostic development.

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Topical statins may provide a treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers.

Study Finds Topical Statin Aids Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An NIH-funded study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that topical treatment with mevastatin will block two common healing inhibitors in diabetic foot ulcers, a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus with limited treatment options that often results in amputations.

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Miller School researchers have identified the genetic triggers for chronic itch in patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.

Miller School Dermatologists Identify Genetic Triggers for Chronic Itch

A groundbreaking study by a team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine dermatologists has identified the genetic triggers for chronic itch in patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. “This is the first study examining all the molecular targets of chronic itch in humans with these widespread skin diseases,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology and director of the Miami Itch Center.

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From left, Brian Morrison, M.D., Andrea Maderal, M.D., Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., and Shasa Hu, M.D.

UHealth Dermatology Opens South Miami Clinic, Offers Discounts

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has opened a new clinic at 7000 S.W. 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Just a mile from the UM’s Coral Gables campus, it offers general dermatology services, as well as cosmetic and Mohs micrographic surgery.

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