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Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Microscopy's got a long history. It was developed about 350 years ago for scientists to visualize things they could discern, but not describe. The two pioneers of microscopy were Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, who developed the first microscope and soon after the renowned scientist, Robert Hooke. [More]
Drexel researchers one step closer to offering new treatment for chronic wounds

Drexel researchers one step closer to offering new treatment for chronic wounds

Drexel University researchers are one step closer to offering a new treatment for the millions of patients who suffer from slow-healing, chronic wounds. [More]
Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center whose findings were reported in the Nov. 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. [More]
Opioid exposure may impact healing in patients with chronic wounds

Opioid exposure may impact healing in patients with chronic wounds

Patients with chronic wounds who never receive opioids heal faster than those who do receive the drugs, according to a new study by George Washington University (GW) researcher Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. [More]
Researchers create detailed blueprint of how the body transports zinc to maintain good health

Researchers create detailed blueprint of how the body transports zinc to maintain good health

Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the mineral through the body - until now. [More]
Researchers create detailed blueprints of molecular moving vans that transport zinc everywhere

Researchers create detailed blueprints of molecular moving vans that transport zinc everywhere

Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the mineral through the body - until now. [More]
GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing

GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing

George Washington University researcher Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., received a $2.8 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her 27 years of research on corneal wound healing. [More]
Scientists discover previously unknown mechanism that prevents autoimmune disease

Scientists discover previously unknown mechanism that prevents autoimmune disease

A previously unknown safety mechanism in our immune system keeps the body free from autoimmune diseases. [More]
NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60), finding that it is critical in tissue regeneration and wound healing. [More]
Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

A study in the current journal Oncotarget provides the first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer. [More]
Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease, suggest five-year results from a study presented at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
SWAT team of immune cells linked to low infection rates after cleft lip and palate surgery in infants

SWAT team of immune cells linked to low infection rates after cleft lip and palate surgery in infants

The mouth is widely considered the dirtiest part of the human body, yet babies have surprisingly low infection rates following cleft lip and palate surgery. [More]
Negative pressure wound therapy effectively heals deep perivascular groin infections

Negative pressure wound therapy effectively heals deep perivascular groin infections

Shorter wound healing time, fewer dressing changes and the opportunity for earlier discharge from the hospital. [More]
Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Diabetics often have to contend with wounds that heal poorly. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the CECAD Excellence Cluster and the Institute of Genetics of the University of Cologne have now gained fresh insights into the underlying cellular mechanisms. [More]
New casting technique could help avoid surgery in elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures

New casting technique could help avoid surgery in elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures

Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by Oxford University. [More]
Study explores antimicrobial and antiinflammatory activities of bovine colostrum

Study explores antimicrobial and antiinflammatory activities of bovine colostrum

Colostrum is a thick, sticky, yellowish mammary secretion that all mammals provide to their newborns during the first 24-48 hours after delivery. [More]
Severe burns and facial fractures from e-cigarette explosions happen to greater extent than estimated

Severe burns and facial fractures from e-cigarette explosions happen to greater extent than estimated

In the first six months of 2016, doctors at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals treated 10 inpatients with severe burns and facial fractures from e-cigarette explosions. Almost all of them required surgery, and one patient lost his eye when an e-cigarette exploded while he puffed on it. [More]
New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

Good news for the millions of people who suffer from skin wounds that won't heal. A team of researchers at The Ohio State University has brought a potentially transformative solution to the problem by creating a portable adhesive patch that drives a continuous, small electrical current to stimulate healing and reduce the risk of infection. [More]
Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) — which can differentiate into a variety of cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells — are capable of returning clarity to scarred corneas; however, the mechanisms by which this happens remained a mystery — until now. [More]
Salk scientist Clodagh O'Shea named recipient of grant from Faculty Scholars Program

Salk scientist Clodagh O'Shea named recipient of grant from Faculty Scholars Program

Clodagh O'Shea, an associate professor in the Salk Institute's Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, is among the first recipients of a grant from the Faculty Scholars Program, a new partnership of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation for early career researchers whose work shows the potential for groundbreaking contributions in their fields. [More]
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