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Cure Kids has, for a number of years, funded ground-breaking research engineering full-thickness skin in a lab to improve the treatment of children who suffer from burns or scalds. Conventional treatment for burn victims is slow, painful and often fraught with risk of infection. Nearly 500 children are admitted to hospital for burns of varying severity each year and 80% of these are in children under five-years-old.

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Engineering full thickness human skin for the treatment of burn injury

Professor Rod Dunbar University of Auckland What is the problem and who is affected? Burn injury is a leading cause of injury to children in New Zealand. Every year in New Zealand, approximately 475 children under 15 years are admitted to hospital as a result of burns or scalds; 80% of these are five years or under. Maori are over-represented…

Real stories of kids living with Burns


In 2009, Brayden was cooking noodles when his t-shirt caught fire from the stove…

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Jorja was 19-months-old when she reached for a hot cup of tea and it…

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