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Short movie shows development of dressing promotes wound healing

Short movie shows development of dressing promotes wound healing

Someone suffers second- or third-degree burns: The wound must immediately be dressed and the dressing is to be changed regularly. A short movie made by the group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski shows the development of a dressing that promotes wound healing - from the materials research laboratory until the first practical trial (in English). [More]
Targeting CXCR4–CXCL12–CXCR7 axis combats mTOR inhibitor resistance in renal cancer

Targeting CXCR4–CXCL12–CXCR7 axis combats mTOR inhibitor resistance in renal cancer

There is considerable crosstalk between the CXCR4–CXCL12–CXCR7 axis and the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway in human renal cell carcinoma, and targeting the axis may overcome drug resistance to mTOR inhibitors, researchers suggest. [More]
Study: People with mobility impairments under age 65 have higher rates of smoking

Study: People with mobility impairments under age 65 have higher rates of smoking

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments. [More]
Mice fed with omega 3 fatty acids have healthier joints

Mice fed with omega 3 fatty acids have healthier joints

Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers. [More]
Skin cells possess olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent

Skin cells possess olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent

Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universit-t Bochum have discovered. [More]
Applying math to study cell migration and dynamics of organisms

Applying math to study cell migration and dynamics of organisms

Cell migration, which is involved in wound healing, cancer and tumor growth, and embryonic growth and development, has been a topic of interest to mathematicians and biologists for decades. [More]
Researchers identify new mechanism by which normal cells turn malignant in mammary epithelial tissues

Researchers identify new mechanism by which normal cells turn malignant in mammary epithelial tissues

A team of researchers led by David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have identified a possible mechanism by which normal cells turn malignant in mammary epithelial tissues, the tissues frequently involved in breast cancer. [More]
Outpatient diabetes care quality matters after limb revascularisation

Outpatient diabetes care quality matters after limb revascularisation

High quality outpatient diabetes care improves diabetic patients’ chances of avoiding major ischaemic events and amputation after undergoing limb revascularisation, a study shows. [More]
High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes family that targets lymphocytes and epithelial cells. While the infection is usually benign, it can in some cases lead to acute infectious mononucleosis and can impair the immune system. EBV is also linked to several malignancies. There is currently no cure for removing EBV infections and very little success treating acute EBV infection and mononucleosis with drugs. [More]
Cornell researchers take new approach to screening aggressive cancer cells

Cornell researchers take new approach to screening aggressive cancer cells

Not all cancer cells are created equal - some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. [More]
ARIAD reports data from Iclusig Phase 2 trial in adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

ARIAD reports data from Iclusig Phase 2 trial in adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced, for the first time, data from its Phase 2 trial of Iclusig (ponatinib) in adult patients with refractory metastatic and/or unresectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). [More]
Findings have important implications for improving war wound healing

Findings have important implications for improving war wound healing

War wounds that heal successfully frequently contain different microbial species from those that heal poorly, according to a paper published ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. [More]
Noninvasive laser therapy triggers stem cells to repair enamel of teeth

Noninvasive laser therapy triggers stem cells to repair enamel of teeth

A Harvard-led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue, an advance they reported in Science Translational Medicine. [More]
New research indicates circumcision may help prevent prostate cancer in some men

New research indicates circumcision may help prevent prostate cancer in some men

Circumcision is performed for various reasons, including those that are based on religion, aesthetics, or health. New research indicates that the procedure may help prevent prostate cancer in some men. [More]
Researchers develop active agents that may improve healing of inflammatory illnesses

Researchers develop active agents that may improve healing of inflammatory illnesses

It is something like the police force of our body: the immune system. It disables intruding pathogens, it dismantles injured tissue and boosts wound healing. In this form of 'self-defense' inflammatory reactions play a decisive role. [More]
MGH researchers test novel approach to disinfecting wounds in animal study

MGH researchers test novel approach to disinfecting wounds in animal study

Application of a technology currently used to disinfect food products may help to get around one of the most challenging problems in medicine today, the proliferation of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. [More]
Study on aspirin may offer hope to develop drugs that promote healing of chronic wounds in humans

Study on aspirin may offer hope to develop drugs that promote healing of chronic wounds in humans

In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. [More]
New drug approach for safer clean-up of deformed blood vessels in eye

New drug approach for safer clean-up of deformed blood vessels in eye

A new drug approach has been developed for safer clean-up of deformed blood vessels in the eye by a research team at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. [More]
Study: Anti-inflammatory compound interleukin-10 plays crucial role in regenerative, scarless healing

Study: Anti-inflammatory compound interleukin-10 plays crucial role in regenerative, scarless healing

The powerful anti-inflammatory compound interleukin-10 (IL-10) plays a crucial role in regenerative, scarless healing of fetal skin. [More]
Systagenix introduces hydro-active dressing in UK and Germany

Systagenix introduces hydro-active dressing in UK and Germany

Systagenix announced today the launch of BIOSORB™, a hydro-active dressing containing superabsorbent fluid-retaining polymers. [More]