Latest Healing Stories

2008-10-30 09:00:41

Advanced Viral Research, a biopharmaceutical company, has started a Phase IIb efficacy study for AVR123 in wound healing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-01-21 10:25:31

New research from the University of Bristol shows that by suppressing one of the genes that normally switches on in wound cells, wounds can heal faster and reduce scarring. This has major implications not just for wound victims but also for people who suffer organ tissue damage through illness or abdominal surgery.

2007-07-23 09:11:08

Ivivi Technologies, Inc.'s (AMEX: II) non-invasive, pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology increased tensile strength in a standard wound model in rats by 59% after 21 days, researchers reported in the August 2007 journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

2007-07-13 09:16:36

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flagship Global Health (BULLETIN BOARD: FGHH.OB) announces a partnership with both Healing the Children and Changing Children's Lives to provide medical evacuation services and travel support.

2006-07-26 12:10:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has discovered two genes that enable cells to respond to electrical signals in the body to heal wounds.

2006-04-14 00:35:00

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a non-toxic anti-microbial bioadhesive that adheres to the skin and promotes the healing of wounds.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.