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2013-07-07 23:02:25

Their Wound Care Stimulen™ Collagen Gel introduces a bioavailable state of hydrolyzed bovine collagen that interacts with the wound in such a way to form a gel that creates a moist wound healing environment. Specifically classified as a collagen-based wound filler, Stimulen™ is ideally suited for use with compromised patients or ‘stalled’ wounds, creating a nutrient rich protective growth medium for the proliferation of healthy cellular growth. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013...

2013-06-04 23:24:59

Synedgen wins federal funding to test burn treatment to reduce scar formation. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Because burns tend to heal slowly, become infected and remain inflamed, they can produce scars that are excessive, physically debilitating and functionally damaging. Each year in the US, more than 1 million burn injuries require medical attention. While over the last several decades advances in life saving technology have improved outcomes for burn patients, methods to prevent...

2013-06-03 13:30:35

Penn Medicine study highlights interplay between immune system and tissue regeneration Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have determined the role of a key growth factor, found in skin cells of limited quantities in humans, which helps hair follicles form and regenerate during the wound healing process. When this growth factor, called Fgf9, was overexpressed in a mouse model, there was a two- to three-fold increase in the number of new hair...

2013-03-08 00:20:07

Patients with diseases such as diabetes suffer from painful wounds that take a long time to heal making them more susceptible to infections that could even lead to amputations. A*STAR's discovery paves the way for therapeutics to improve healing of such chronic wounds, which are a significant burden to patients.Singapore, Mar 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) have identified a molecular "switch" that controls the migration of skin cells...

2013-02-20 23:00:58

CFWH assumes management contracts and further strengthens foothold on the West Coast. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 The Center for Wound Healing, Inc. (CFWH), a leading manager of comprehensive wound care treatment centers that offer advanced wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, announces the acquisition of assets from Restorix Health, a Seattle-based company specializing in wound care management. Restorix offered full-service management programs that ensured maximization of...

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don't appreciate is the vital role that our own natural biomolecules play in the healing process, including their contribution to the growth of new cells and the development of new blood vessels that provide nutrients to those cells. Now, UCLA researchers led by Heather Maynard, a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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