Wound repair and regeneration

@article{Gurtner2008WoundRA,
  title={Wound repair and regeneration},
  author={Geoffrey C. Gurtner and Sabine Werner and Yann Barrandon and Michael T. Longaker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={453},
  pages={314-321}
}
The repair of wounds is one of the most complex biological processes that occur during human life. After an injury, multiple biological pathways immediately become activated and are synchronized to respond. In human adults, the wound repair process commonly leads to a non-functioning mass of fibrotic tissue known as a scar. By contrast, early in gestation, injured fetal tissues can be completely recreated, without fibrosis, in a process resembling regeneration. Some organisms, however, retain… 
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