Fairborn, Ohio 45324

  • Aging


This study does not involve any particular diagnosis. The goal of this research study is to explore the effects of artificial sunlight (ultraviolet B radiation; UVB) on the skin of young adults versus geriatric adults. Sunlight exerts many effects on the body. There is evidence that in response to ultraviolet B radiation (UVB), which are the burning rays of sunlight, young adult skin responds differently than geriatric skin. In fact, researchers feel that this difference in how the skin reacts to UVB is why skin cancers are found in older skin. Researchers believe that a major difference between young adult and geriatric skin is that young skin has a lot of a protein called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), whereas geriatric skin has very little. The current study will test how young adult versus geriatric skin responds to UVB, and if geriatric skin treated with an injection of small amount of IGF-1 drug will then act like young skin.


Inclusion Criteria: - Male/Female - White skin (Fitzpatrick types I and II) - Age 21-30 or 65 and older - Able to comprehend procedures/risks Exclusion Criteria: - Known photosensitivity - Currently on photosensitizing medications - Diabetes Mellitus - History of abnormal scarring - History of skin infections - Known allergy to lidocaine local anesthetic - Pregnancy or nursing - Other serious health issues



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jeffrey B Travers, MD, PhD
Wright State University

Manager, Clinical Research Operations
Phone: 937-245-7500
Email: pturesearch@wrightstatephysicians.org

Backup Contact:

Email: pturesearch@wrightstatephysicians.org
Regulatory Specialist
Phone: 937-245-7500

Location Contact:

Fairborn, Ohio 45324
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 07, 2022

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