Wound healing – a study of leg ulcers
This research was completed on 30 June 2005
|Project Leader||Dr J F Tarlton, BSc, PhD and Mr D C Mitchell, MS, FRCS.|
|Location||Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Bristol in conjunction with the Department of Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.|
|Grant awarded||7 November 2002|
|Start date||1 January 2003|
|End date||30 June 2005|
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