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MDI Biological Laboratory researchers receive patent for novel heart disease drug

MDI Biological Laboratory researchers receive patent for novel heart disease drug

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it will grant a patent to MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., and Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and their collaborator Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., for use of the small molecule MSI-1436 to stimulate the repair and regeneration of heart tissue damaged by injuries such as a heart attack. [More]
NYIT researcher aims to study link between wound healing problems and methamphetamine use

NYIT researcher aims to study link between wound healing problems and methamphetamine use

A chance observation in a Southern California fast food restaurant led Luis Martinez, Ph.D., to wonder about the connections behind wound healing problems and methamphetamine use. [More]
New report explores safety of inks used for tattoos and permanent makeup

New report explores safety of inks used for tattoos and permanent makeup

Tattoos are becoming ever more popular. In the EU, the number of people with tattoos has increased from 5% in 2003 to 12% in 2016 (60 million people in the EU-28), with at least half of them having more than one tattoo. [More]
Noninvasive approach using pulsed electric fields may reduce scarring after burn injuries

Noninvasive approach using pulsed electric fields may reduce scarring after burn injuries

A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has reported that repeated treatment with pulsed electric fields - a noninvasive procedure that does not generate heat - may help reduce the development of scarring. [More]
Scientists unlock genetic code controlling limb regeneration

Scientists unlock genetic code controlling limb regeneration

Many lower organisms retain the miraculous ability to regenerate form and function of almost any tissue after injury. Humans share many of our genes with these organisms, but our capacity for regeneration is limited. [More]
Loss of senescent cells improves pulmonary function in mice

Loss of senescent cells improves pulmonary function in mice

Most cells can divide only a limited number of times and eventually undergo permanent cell cycle arrest, a state known as cellular senescence. [More]
Targeted therapy for melanoma could help accelerate healing of acute, chronic wounds

Targeted therapy for melanoma could help accelerate healing of acute, chronic wounds

A type of targeted therapy that has shown promising results treating advanced melanoma could also be used to help speed up how the skin repairs itself from injury, UCLA researchers have found, providing a potential new way to accelerate healing of acute and chronic wounds. [More]
NYU Lutheran offers latest innovation in robotic surgery to patients in Brooklyn

NYU Lutheran offers latest innovation in robotic surgery to patients in Brooklyn

True to its commitment to bring world-class care to patients in Brooklyn, the NYU Langone Health System is building a sophisticated, technologically advanced and clinically integrated health network in the borough. [More]
HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if a treatment using stem cells could help people with painful knee arthritis. [More]
Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published online July 18 in Microsystems & Nanoengineering. [More]
Losing weight can lower levels of some proteins linked to tumor growth

Losing weight can lower levels of some proteins linked to tumor growth

Overweight and obese women who lost weight through diet and exercise lowered the levels of certain proteins in their blood that play a role in angiogenesis, the process of blood vessel growth that can promote the growth and survival of cancer cells [More]
Scientists discover new, unexpected features of collagen

Scientists discover new, unexpected features of collagen

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are reporting new, unexpected details about the fundamental structure of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. [More]
New topical film patch can effectively close dermal wounds, reduce scarring

New topical film patch can effectively close dermal wounds, reduce scarring

Currently there is no product available based on polymer film containing active molecules to accelerate dermal wound healing that also reduces the scar formation. [More]
IQWiG study: HBOT shows neither hint of benefit nor of harm in people with diabetic foot

IQWiG study: HBOT shows neither hint of benefit nor of harm in people with diabetic foot

If people with a diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in addition to conventional treatment, this can promote wound healing. However, the certainty of conclusions of the available study results is restricted. [More]
Re-engineering cardiac scarring process could improve clinical outcomes for heart disease patients

Re-engineering cardiac scarring process could improve clinical outcomes for heart disease patients

Literal heartbreak, from illness or injury, triggers the body's natural healing mechanisms. [More]
Delayed healing linked to weaker electrical currents in diabetic wounds

Delayed healing linked to weaker electrical currents in diabetic wounds

People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group led by Min Zhao, professor of ophthalmology and of dermatology at the University of California, Davis, shows that, in animal models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. [More]

Enhancing motility of skin cells could help promote wound healing

Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But Washington State University researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound. [More]
Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers and its incidence is increasing worldwide, putting a significant burden on health services. Topical treatments are available for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) but there has a lack of long-term follow-up data to guide treatment decisions. [More]

Scientists identify cellular mechanisms of altered skin wound repair in elderly patients

Each injury means a little more as individuals age -- more impact and more healing time. [More]
Severe obesity may contribute to infection risk after bypass surgery

Severe obesity may contribute to infection risk after bypass surgery

Severely obese patients who undergo a coronary artery bypass are more likely to develop an infection after surgery and stay in hospital longer, compared with people of normal weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]
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