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2009-10-19 17:41:37

Microdermabrasion using a coarse diamond-studded instrument appears to induce molecular changes in the skin of older adults that mimic the way skin is remodeled during the wound healing process, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Microdermabrasion is a popular procedure for skin rejuvenation," the authors write as background information in the article. "It has been suggested that microdermabrasion can improve the...

2009-10-13 06:13:00

LONDON, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Systagenix Wound Management has announced the formation of a new global Medical Advisory Board, consisting of a group of multi-disciplinary and highly respected wound care clinicians and practitioners from North America and Europe, which will be led by Systagenix's newly appointed Medical Director, Dr Robert Snyder. Representing major specialist organisations and thought leaders in the wound care field, the Systagenix Medical Advisory Board will...

2009-09-21 15:15:00

Scientists expect a new mathematical model of chronic wound healing could replace intuition with clear guidance on how to test treatment strategies in tackling a major public-health problem. The Ohio State University researchers are the first to publish a mathematical model of an ischemic wound "“ a chronic wound that heals slowly or is in danger of never healing because it is fed by an inadequate blood supply. Ischemic wounds are a common complication of diabetes, high blood pressure,...

2009-09-10 07:30:00

STOCKHOLM, September 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pergamum AB has announced its formation; Pergamum will commercialize the Karolinska Development dermatology and wound healing interests, and create a broad-based therapeutic company in its focus areas. The Pergamum product pipeline consists of five development projects, three of which are undergoing clinical trials. Indications covered within the portfolio include improved wound healing and reduced scar formation, healing hard-to-heal-wounds,...

2009-09-09 07:50:00

STOCKHOLM, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Karolinska Development (publ) have announced the formation of Pergamum AB, a company that will commercialize its dermatology and wound healing opportunities as associated business units within one company. Karolinska Development has transferred all of its holdings from its five dermatology and wound healing companies to Pergamum AB, owning 64% of the new company. "This is a new initiative from Karolinska Development as part of our overall...

2009-08-25 14:09:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that all patients enrolled in the Company's MATRIX clinical study have now completed their initial 12-week evaluation period and that it plans to provide detailed safety and efficacy data in late September 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO) The Phase 2b MATRIX clinical trial is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of...

2009-08-19 07:55:00

 In a presentation today (Aug. 19) to the American Chemical Society meeting, Ankit Agarwal, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, described an experimental approach to wound healing that could take advantage of silver's anti-bacterial properties, while sidestepping the damage silver can cause to cells needed for healing.Silver is widely used to prevent bacterial contamination in wound dressings, says Agarwal, "but these dressings deliver a very large load of...

2009-08-17 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the publication of new data demonstrating positive clinical results achieved with the Engenex((R)) Advanced Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system. The Engenex((R)) NPWT System, utilizing low pressure (75 mm Hg) and EasyRelease(TM) dressings incorporating Bio-Dome(TM) Interface Technology, is designed to...

2009-08-12 12:14:39

University of Central Florida scientists say they have used light energy to guide and change the orientation of living cells within lab cultures. The scientists said their achievement could be a major step toward harnessing the healing power of stem cells and guiding them to areas of the body that need help. The research was led by optical scientist Aristide Dogariu and stem cell researcher Kiminobu Sugaya. They said long-term implications of their work include stimulating and controlling...

2009-07-30 06:26:11

A drug used to remove iron from the body could help doctors fight one of diabetes' cruelest complications -- poor wound healing -- which can lead to infection and amputation. The drug deferoxamine helped diabetic mice heal small cuts 10 days faster than those who did not receive treatment, according to researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The team is now working to arrange human trials for deferoxamine. If the results translate,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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