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The Center for Matrix Biology is defined by its scientific and medical initiatives, described below:



Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation from pre-existing vessels, plays a relevant role during both physiological (i.e. wound healing ...

Biomaterials

It is becoming increasingly clear that synthetic extracellular matrices will play an important role in medicine. Artificial tissues and organs are sti ...

Diabetic Complications

Diabetes has become a world epidemic with almost 180 million people affected. Overtime, diabetes results in the progressive development of such compli ...

Fibrosis

The ubiquitous appearance of extracellular matrix during embryogenesis is integral to successful development of a complex body plan. Fibroblasts in de ...

Tissue Regeneration

Tissue regeneration implies the production of new tissues from renewable resources. The biochemical basis of this response, which is characteristic of ...

Tumor Microenvironment

It is well established that the tumor microenvironment plays a role in progression as well as emergence of “malignant” traits, i.e., invasiveness and ...

Wound Repair

Wound healing requires the progressive activation of cell-matrix interactions during hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. These eve ...

 


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