Yarmush and Colleagues Receive NJCSCR Grant to Develop New Wound Healing Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Professors Martin Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Rene Schloss have been awarded a 2-year $200,000 research grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research for a project entitled, "Pulsed Electric Fields for Spinal Cord Injury Wound Healing." The project is based on the group's previous work showing that pulsed electric fields, which kill only the cells in skin (while leaving all extracellular structures intact), can improve wound healing after burn injury.