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Travelling waves in wound healing

By P. D. Dale, L. Olsen, P. K. Maini and J. A. Sherratt

Abstract

We illustrate the role of travelling waves in wound healing by considering three different cases. Firstly, we review a model for surface wound healing in the cornea and focus on the speed of healing as a function of the application of growth factors. Secondly, we present a model for scar tissue formation in deep wounds and focus on the role of key chemicals in determining the quality of healing. Thirdly, we propose a model for excessive healing disorders and investigate how abnormal healing may be controlled

Topics: Biology and other natural sciences
Year: 1995
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:468/core69

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