About Aging and the Skin

26.03.2021 | TopNews Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher

Cultured fibroblasts under the microscope Image credit: Albert Koroma, PhD student and Dr. Pallab Maity from the Department of Dermatology and Allergic Diseases, Ulm University, Germany.

With the participation of numerous CECAD scientists, the special issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology focuses on current research on aging and skin. The freely available special issue discusses aspects ranging from basic research to clinical applications.

Under the editorship of Prof Dr Björn Schumacher and Prof Dr Thomas Krieg, not only nine CECAD scientists, but many other internationally recognized researchers were involved in the current special edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology on aging and the skin. A total of 20 specialist articles, both from the basic area and from clinical practice, deal with the aspects of skin aging on different levels: Underlying molecular mechanisms, skin aging on the level of cells and investigations of the aging processes in tissues. A highly topical arc is thus drawn, starting with the biological requirements up to therapeutic applications.

CECAD scientists are represented with contributions in all areas. An article from Björn Schumacher's department addresses the basic principles of molecular and cellular skin aging. Carien Niessen and her team examine the regulation of cell polarity and tissue architecture in connection with skin aging and cancer. Sabine Eming's group sheds light on the clinical aspect of wound healing in old age.

The special edition is freely available and accessible: