Exploration of the Structure and Integrity of Keratin Molecules in Conditions Created by Irradiated Wound Beds; Racial Biases in Healthcare in the United States
Korsah, Alec, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Korsah, Alec, Engineering Undergraduate, University of Virginia
In the United States, racial inequities in healthcare contribute to many preventable deaths every year. Even state-of-the-art-medicine is ineffective if care is inequitable. Recently, Molecular Biologicals LLC has shown that keratin can be used to treat a variety of chronic wounds, including partial and full thickness burns (types II and III). Keratin gels may also be useful in treating radiation exposure, but such applications have not been investigated. This project will investigate Keratin's ability to treat radiation wounds in the skin. This Sociotechnical project discusses racism in healthcare in the US, a major factor that could affect how new medicines are distributed through the population.
BS (Bachelor of Science)
Keratin, Healthcare, Racism
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