Projects
Name
Unripe Musa sapientum peel in the healing of surgical wounds in human
University
Univas
Domain
Dermatology
Departement
Medicine Department 270 th, Custodio de Paula, Avenue, Pouso Alegre City, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Head
Luis Carlos de Meneses
Tutor
Adriana Rodrigues dos Anjos Mendonca
Languages
English , Portuguese, Spanish.
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The prevalence of chronic wounds in the general population is relatively high. The search for alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds is of fundamental importance. The pulp and peel of unripe banana have been used in the treatment of cracked nipples and peptic ulcers in humans. Studies with rats have shown the efficacy of unripe banana in the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcers. The active agent in unripe bananas is water soluble and becomes inactive in ripe bananas.However, further studies on the use of unripe banana in wound healing by secondary intention are necessary. If its therapeutic efficacy could be demonstrated, unripe banana would be a new and inexpensive treatment option for skin wounds, accessible to the general population.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim is to assess the effects of unripe Musa sapientum peel on the healing of wounds in human.
What techniques and methods are used?
The humans wounds will be treat with bananas gel, and the healing process will be evaluate during 4 weeks. This evaluation consists by wounds measures. There will be microbiology observation, and many in vitro researches such as experimental to observe the capacity of phytotherapics in eliminate bacterium and how we can extract oil or another important plants elements.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The humans wounds will be treat with bananas gel, and the healing process will be evaluate during 4 weeks. This evaluation consists by wounds measures. There will be microbiology observation, and many in vitro researches such as experimental to observe the capacity of phytotherapics in eliminate bacterium and how we can extract oil or another important plants elements.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
None skills and special knowledge are required. The results are report in a scientific periodic. It is expected from the students to be very active, interested on the research and willing to help and learn more with the laboratorial techniques.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
Articles
- Repair of surgical wounds in rats using a 10% unripe Musa sapientum peel gel.
- Unripe Musa sapientum peel in the healing of surgical wounds in rats
- Gel from unripe Musa sapientum peel to repair surgical wounds in rats