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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...

2009-01-28 12:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eliaz Babaev, Ph.D., D.Sc., co-founder and CEO of Arobella Medical, LLC, a leader in advanced ultrasonic wound care, presented on the fundamentals of ultrasound assisted wound treatment at the 1st International Workshops on Wound Technology at the Palais des Congres in Paris, France on January 19, 2009. Dr. Babaev is one of the foremost authorities on low frequency, therapeutic ultrasound and wound healing. In his presentation, Dr. Babaev examined the...

2009-01-15 10:12:13

A new study suggests that adult bone marrow stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound healing and may be used to pioneer a method of organ reconstruction. The study is published in Artificial Organs, official journal of the International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO), the The International Faculty for Artificial Organs (INFA) and the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP).To investigate the practicability...

2008-12-22 16:00:00

The saw Physician, heal thyself may yield to Body, heal thyself as U.S. army scientists study skin regeneration and other self-healing technologies. Regenerative science was one of several technologies showcased at the recent 26th Army Science Convention in Orlando, Fla. The 4-day gathering provides a form to exchange ideas and highlight collaborative projects between Army research labs, universities and business partners, CNN reported Monday. The Army's regenerative medicine study combined...

2008-10-30 09:00:41

Advanced Viral Research, a biopharmaceutical company, has started a Phase IIb efficacy study for AVR123 in wound healing. The Phase IIb trial is being conducted at the Friedrich Alexander University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany, led by Eckhart Kampgen, associate professor for strategies of cellular immunotherapy at the department of dermatology. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of AVR123, applied topically, on the rate and quality of healing of wounds....

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2008-10-16 10:49:20

Adding a food additive to damaged polymers can help restore them to full strength, say scientists at the University of Illinois who cooked up the novel, self-healing system. The repair process, in which solvent-filled microcapsules embedded in an epoxy matrix rupture when a crack forms, is a major improvement over the original self-healing process first described in February 2001. "While our previous solvent worked well for healing, it was also toxic," said Scott White, a professor of...

2008-09-09 09:00:51

REGENERX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (AMEX:RGN) (www.regenerx.com) announced today that researchers have shown that TB4 provides multi-functional protection to human gingival (gum) cells similar to its previously published activities in the eye and heart. TB4 significantly suppressed the secretion of inflammatory cells to protect gingival cells against several known toxic agents while also preventing apoptosis (cell death). "Because of its multifunctional role in protecting cells against...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

By Bridget Scrimenti, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 16--CONCORD -- Doctors thought Birger Nost would lose his leg. The 77-year-old broke bones in three places, while gangrene ate away at wounds that wouldn't heal. After his toe was amputated, Nost decided to seek treatment at Emerson Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was their first patient. "I thought to myself, "This man's going to lose his leg and there's no way we're going to heal this,'" said Wendy...

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2008-01-22 13:55:00

Scientists in Britain have developed a gel that makes wounds heal faster and reduces scarring. The gel works by suppressing a key protein, called osteopontin, which plays an important role in the healing and scarring process. The research, conducted at the University of Bristol, showed that the gel accelerated both the rate of regeneration of blood vessels around the wound and the rate of tissue reconstruction. The gel also seemed to control the way in which layers of collagen were deposited...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.