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Wound Repair and Regeneration is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) and the Wound Healing Society (WHS). These societies were incorporated in 1988 and 1989, respectively. As a "publication of the latest information on wound healing, repair, and regeneration," this journal fulfills an objective of both the ETRS and the WHS. A thorough review of the first five issues of Wound Repair and Regeneration confirms the perception that the editors' intent to facilitate "production of a greater progress towards the understanding of the process of wound healing" is well achieved.
The field of wound healing, previously dominated by surgeons, dermatologists, and pathologists, has widened to include the investigations of other specialists. Consequently, state-of-the-art molecular biology, immunology, and bioengineering join the traditional basic sciences to occupy a prominent place in Wound Repair and Regeneration, as manifested by a preponderance of original articles dedicated to the purely
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