DermoMeca proposes to study physical behavior of fibroblasts, cells responsible for collagen and elastin synthesis, and dermis sustaining capacity.
- in vitro models: cells grown on collagen lattice
- ex vitro models: reconstructed skin models, skin explants, etc.
- Visualization and quantification of the mechanical activity of fibroblasts
- Organization of the collagen network
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How daily exposure to blue light accelerates skin aging in impacting dermis mechanical properties ?
Light is necessary for life, but long exposure to artificial light is becoming a major health concern. Humans are exposed to increased amounts of light in the blue spectrum produced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) found in screens and smartphones which can interfere with biological processes.