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2010-11-17 06:37:36

Whether a small cut with a fruit knife, a surgical wound or a major injury caused by a fall "“ the body's defense and repair system leaps into action and tries to close the wound as quickly as possible. Small injuries usually heal within a few days, but a gaping wound will take longer to heal, and an infection can take hold even after several days. Dressings protect the site of the injury but to check the wound they have to be removed. This can be painful for the patient and moreover it...

2010-10-15 18:15:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps you have a calling to help people heal, but don't want to spend eight years in medical school and residency. Maybe you have experienced illness or other health challenges and you yearn for health. Or possibly you have a loved one who suffers and you feel unable to help them. For any of those reasons, you may find your answer in Reconnective Healing®, an extraordinary opportunity and invitation Oct. 22-24 in Chicago to learn how...

2010-10-13 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today reported on new preclinical research findings that Excellagen, a topically applied formulated collagen wound management gel product candidate, activates platelet release of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) locally at the wound site. This growth factor has been shown to play an essential role in the wound healing process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-04 22:38:26

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that muscle inflammation after acute muscle injury is essential to muscle repair by means of insulin-like growth factor-1 A new research study published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) may change how sports injuries involving muscle tissue are treated, as well as how much patient monitoring is necessary when potent anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for a long time. That's because the study shows for the first time that inflammation...

2010-10-01 11:38:00

MIAMI, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reconnection, has announced their latest conference teaching Reconnective Healing being held this December 3rd-5th in Miami, Florida. The event will be hosted by internationally recognized healer, Eric Pearl who has taught Reconnective Healing to more than 60,000 people in more than 60 countries. The Reconnection will present an inside look into this work that uses energy, light and information for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and...

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2010-09-29 09:25:34

New drug treatment triggers sodium ions to regrow nerves and muscle; could extend treatment window for acute injuries Sodium gets a bad rap for contributing to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Now biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have discovered that sodium also plays a key role in initiating a regenerative response after severe injury. The Tufts scientists have found a way to regenerate injured spinal cord and muscle by using small molecule drugs to...

2010-09-29 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) announced that it has gained exclusive access to commercial development rights for certain novel supramacromolecular polymer complexes enabling regulatable and localized topical delivery of nitric oxide for prolonged periods of one to three weeks, to broaden and expand the Company's wound healing and tissue regeneration portfolio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-03 12:33:58

New findings may lead to the development of more effective therapies for inflammation, wounds and malignant tumors In two closely related studies, two teams of Scripps Research Institute scientists have discovered the underlying mechanisms that activate a type of immune cell in the skin and other organs. The findings may lead to the development of new therapies to treat inflammation, wounds, asthma, and malignant tumors. The results of the two companion studies were published in the September...

2010-08-24 12:41:00

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center (Wound Center) located on the hospital campus in Plymouth, Mass. The Wound Center features the only hospital-based hyperbaric treatment chamber in the greater Plymouth and Cape Cod region. The new Wound Center provides individuals with chronic,...

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2010-08-10 07:55:00

These days people usually don't die from a heart attack. But the damage to heart muscle is irreversible, and most patients eventually succumb to congestive heart failure, the most common cause of death in developed countries. Stem cells now offer hope for achieving what the body can't do: mending broken hearts. Engineers and physicians at the University of Washington have built a scaffold that supports the growth and integration of stem cell-derived cardiac muscle cells. A description of the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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