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Docs who treat patients with severe LAM face agonizing treatment decision

​Doctors who treat patients with a severe and progressive respiratory disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing treatment decision. [More]
Researchers to develop cell-based approaches to minimize scarring in adult wounds

Researchers to develop cell-based approaches to minimize scarring in adult wounds

In early fetal development, skin wounds undergo regeneration and healing without scar formation. This mechanism of wound healing later disappears, but by studying the fetal stem cells capable of this scarless wound healing, researchers may be able to apply these mechanisms to develop cell-based approaches able to minimize scarring in adult wounds, as described in a Critical Review article published in Advances in Wound Care, a monthly publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and an Official Journal of the Wound Healing Society. [More]
AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) and Biodesix, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a worldwide agreement to develop and commercialize AVEO's hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) inhibitory antibody ficlatuzumab, with a Biodesix® companion diagnostic test. [More]
Experts and entrepreneurs to gather at 2014 Biotech China on 14-16 May

Experts and entrepreneurs to gather at 2014 Biotech China on 14-16 May

With just one month until 2014 Biotech China, experts, entrepreneurs and decision-makers from the international biotechnology industry will gather at the heart of the Chinese biotechnology industry on May 14-16th, 09:00 AM-06:00 PM in Nanjing China. [More]

Researcher develops synthetic hydrogel that promotes natural clotting, heals surgical wounds

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood. [More]
Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. [More]
Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, say researchers

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, say researchers

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]
BIDMC scientist wins Gairdner Award for landmark discovery in the field of angiogenesis

BIDMC scientist wins Gairdner Award for landmark discovery in the field of angiogenesis

Harold F. Dvorak, MD, senior investigator in the Center for Vascular Biology Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and former chairman of BIDMC's Department of Pathology, is one of eight scientists to win the 2014 Canada Gairdner Awards, which recognize some of the most significant medical discoveries from around the world. Awarded by the Gairdner Foundation, based in Canada, the awards are considered among the most prestigious international awards in medical research. [More]

Researchers provide new clues for adult vertebrate tissue regeneration

The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists. In a study now published in PLOS ONE, a research group from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci-ncia (IGC, Portugal) led by Joaqu-n Rodr-guez Le-n provided new clues to solve this central question by investigating regeneration in an adult vertebrate model: the zebrafish. [More]
Researchers uncover new connection between allergy and cancer

Researchers uncover new connection between allergy and cancer

While many are stocking up on allergy medicine in preparation for spring, a new study from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has uncovered a new connection between allergy and cancer that could potentially lead to therapies involving common antihistamines. [More]
University of Chicago/ MBL announce first two recipients of Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards

University of Chicago/ MBL announce first two recipients of Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards

​The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) today announced the first two recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. [More]

Research could lead to 'smart bandages' to help heal wounds

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications such as "smart bandages" that use electrical stimulation to help heal wounds. [More]

Low-amplitude electric fields help hard-to-heal chronic wounds

Naturally occurring electricity in our cells is key to how our bodies function, and that includes the healing of wounds. [More]
Researchers develop silk-based surgical plates and screws to repair bone fractures

Researchers develop silk-based surgical plates and screws to repair bone fractures

When a person suffers a broken bone, treatment calls for the surgeon to insert screws and plates to help bond the broken sections and enable the fracture to heal. These "fixation devices" are usually made of metal alloys. [More]

Procellera technology enhances cell migration in in-vitro laboratory testing

Procellera – the world's first wireless microcurrent generating dressing that produces electrical fields through its matrix of microcell batteries – was found to significantly enhance cell migration in in-vitro laboratory testing, according to groundbreaking research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Professor Chandan K. Sen. Professor Sen is also the Director of the Comprehensive Wound Center at Ohio State. [More]

3-D imaging of two different mouse models helps understand Apert Syndrome development

Three dimensional imaging of two different mouse models of Apert Syndrome shows that cranial deformation begins before birth and continues, worsening with time, according to a team of researchers who studied mice to better understand and treat the disorder in humans. [More]

Tissue repair drug can improve healing rates in people with diabetic foot ulcer

Patients were twice as likely to have a diabetic foot ulcer heal within eight weeks when they were treated with a tissue repair drug versus a placebo, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Bayer enrolls patients for Phase III trial of Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets in colorectal cancer

Bayer enrolls patients for Phase III trial of Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets in colorectal cancer

Bayer HealthCare today announced that the company has begun to enroll patients in the COAST trial studying Stivarga® (regorafenib) tablets in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with resected liver metastases. [More]

New method enables scientists to print tissue constructs with blood vessels

A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. [More]
Study shows dye brilliant blue G may improve recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Study shows dye brilliant blue G may improve recovery from traumatic brain injuries

A close cousin of the dye that makes fabric, M&M's and sports drinks blue may improve recovery from traumatic brain injuries. [More]