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2009-07-23 08:45:51

A group led by Dr. Yasunori Okada at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan has demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are instrumental in wound healing. Their report can be found in the August 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.Wound healing is the complex process of regenerating dermal and epidermal tissue after skin injury. MMPs, which can degrade proteins, are essential in breaking down wounded tissues to allow for wound healing; however, the specific function of...

2009-06-26 08:34:29

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, came a step closer to understanding how cells close gaps not only during embryonic development but also duringwound healing. Their study, published this week in the journal Cell, uncovers a fundamental misconception in the previous explanation for a developmental process called dorsal closure.Scientists study dorsal closure, which occurs during the development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, to...

2009-06-16 16:43:00

Multi-Center, Randomized Trial to Test Unique Delivery System Using Living Cells to Enhance Wound Healing Marks Milestone for Fort Worth, Texas-based Specialty Biopharmaceutical Company FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHPOINT, Ltd. today announced that it has enrolled the first of a planned 235 subjects into a Phase II dose response study investigating an experimental, cell-based wound therapy ---HP802-247---intended for the treatment of venous leg ulcers. HP802-247 is a...

2009-06-01 09:29:25

In-growth and new generation of blood vessels, which must take place if a wound is to heal or a tumor is to grow, have been thought to occur through a branching and further growth of a vessel against a chemical gradient of growth factors. Now a research team at Uppsala University and its University Hospital has shown that mechanical forces are considerably more important than was previously thought. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Medicine, open up a new field for...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) and its subsidiary Tissue Repair Company (TRC) today announced a presentation entitled "Phase 2b Study of GAM501 (Ad5PDGF-B/Collagen) in the Treatment of Diabetic Ulcers" at the Late Stage Industry Clinical Trials Symposium at the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) Annual meeting in San Diego, California, on May 27, 2009. Dr. Barbara K. Sosnowski, Cardium's Vice President of Biologics Development and the...

2009-05-18 12:19:07

U.S. medical scientists say they've found environmental improvements can strengthen the physiological process of wound healing. Researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Shriners Hospital found giving rats living in isolation the opportunity to build nests led to faster and more complete healing of burn injuries than was seen in isolation-reared rats without nest-building materials. The scientists said they also found...

2009-04-29 13:23:00

Jason Hanft of Baptist Health South Florida Reports on 11 Patients at SAWC PRINCETON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced that yesterday at the annual Symposium on the Advances in Wound Care (SAWC) in Dallas, Jason R. Hanft, DPM, Director of Medical Education at Baptist Health South Florida, revealed details of a recently concluded 11-patient venous leg ulcer (VLU) case series involving the...

2009-03-20 08:30:00

-- Accepted Abstract on CellerateRx Conducted by Dr. Matt Regulski -- FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wound Care Innovations, LLC, a subsidiary of Wound Management Technologies, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: WNDM), announced today that it is exhibiting at DFCon 09 on March 19-21, 2009 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California. DFCon is considered the premier international multidisciplinary diabetic foot conference that attracts attendees from more than...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that leads to thickening and severe scarring of skin as well as thickening and failure of internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines. The disease -- which the Scleroderma Foundation estimates affects approximately 300,000 Americans -- can be fatal and there is no cure. A major and incapacitating complication of scleroderma is the development of ulcers on the patients' fingers and...

2009-02-02 09:05:10

Study finds Snail1 may spur cancer cells by stimulating tissue invasion and angiogenesisA transcription factor known to drive the formation of fibroblasts during development also promotes their ability to invade and remodel surrounding tissues, report Rowe et al. in the February 9, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.The conversion of epithelial cells into fibroblast-like mesenchymal cells is a critical event in both normal development and cancer. The transcription factor Snail1 induces...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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