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Investigation of the molecular effects of cooling human burns

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Cooling of burns is key to acute burn management, and is a widely accepted practice in modern medicine. Cooled burns are less painful, heal more quickly, require fewer skin grafts, and leave less scarring. The vast majority of research in this area has used animal models, and focussed on optimising cooling, rather than investigating its mechanism. Cooling is not without risks and limitations, and understanding the mechanism might lead to pharmacological alternatives.

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Duke of Kent Research Fellowship
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Enid Linder 1-year Research Fellowship
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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