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2014-05-13 16:05:05

Rockefeller University Press 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. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal. The public health impact of chronic wounds is significant, affecting 6.5 million...

2014-04-29 23:06:04

Experienced biomaterials professional to lead company in development of new treatments for difficult to heal, chronic wounds using proprietary silk technology. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Akeso Biomedical, Inc., a privately held medical device company developing innovative wound healing products for the treatment of chronic skin ulcers, announced that it has appointed Simon F. Williams, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Williams, a former CEO of a tissue engineering company and...

2014-02-05 23:22:11

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Wound Debridement Products markets. Global market for Wound Debridement Products is projected to exceed US$1.0 billion by 2020, driven by growing incidence of chronic wounds and increasing need to reduce patient hospital stays. San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Defined as the process of removal of contaminated, dead or adherent tissue from a wound to promote healing, debridement represents...

2014-01-24 23:03:27

The new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health provide the latest cutting-edge technology in wound treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that places the patient suffering from chronic wounds in a pressurized oxygen chamber to enhance the body’s natural healing and strengthens the immune system. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center held its ribbon cutting ceremony for its...

Why Some Wound Infections Become Chronic Explained By Researchers
2013-12-18 12:50:39

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside's Manuela Martins-Green shows how decreasing levels of 'reactive oxygen species' can break cycle of unhealing wounds Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million Americans at an annual cost of about $25 billion. Further, foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for the vast majority of foot and leg amputations in the United States today. Why does treating chronic wounds cost so much? What complicates chronic wound...

2013-12-18 11:55:42

Antioxidant supplements reduce levels of oxygen radicals within chronically infected wounds & weaken biofilm sealing these wounds By controlling levels of reactive oxygen species levels within chronic wounds of genetically modified mouse models., Manuela Martins-Green, Ph.D., of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) was able to normalize conditions and heal the wounds, according to research to be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the American Society for Cell Biology...

2013-07-29 23:25:48

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. testing labs develops a new in-vitro biofilm model closely simulating a chronic wound for antimicrobial product testing. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) testing labs develops new in-vitro biofilm model. The goal of this research project was to adapt the Colony/drip-flow biofilm reactor (C/DFR) by replacing the growing surface with a sample of sterilized pig skin to more closely emulate an actual wound. Chronic wounds...

2013-03-08 00:20:07

Patients with diseases such as diabetes suffer from painful wounds that take a long time to heal making them more susceptible to infections that could even lead to amputations. A*STAR's discovery paves the way for therapeutics to improve healing of such chronic wounds, which are a significant burden to patients.Singapore, Mar 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) have identified a molecular "switch" that controls the migration of skin cells...


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