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2012-01-09 06:29:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Give it time, time heals all wounds, these words of wisdom are true when it comes to healing. As healing progresses, the need to grow new blood vessels is critical to providing nutrients and oxygen; however, it takes time to grow these necessary blood vessels. Wound healing requires complex interactions between cells resident at the damaged site and infiltrating immune cells. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are cells that come from the bone marrow and are...

Hydrogel Helps Grow New, Scar-free Skin For 3rd Degree Burn Patients
2011-12-14 05:33:03

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a jelly-like material and wound treatment method that, in early experiments on skin damaged by severe burns, appeared to regenerate healthy, scar-free tissue. In the Dec. 12-16 online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported their promising results from mouse tissue tests. The new treatment has not yet been tested on human patients. But the researchers say the procedure, which promotes the formation...

2011-11-18 03:04:25

The lowly and simple roundworm may be the ideal laboratory model to learn more about the complex processes involved in repairing wounds and could eventually allow scientists to improve the body's response to healing skin wounds, a serious problem in diabetics and the elderly. That's the conclusion of biologists at the University of California, San Diego who have discovered genes in the laboratory roundworm C. elegans that signal the presence of surface wounds and trigger another series of...

2011-10-06 12:42:11

Findings could pave the way for more effective tissue repair treatments Scientists have discovered how cells detect tissue damage and modify their repair properties accordingly. The findings, published today [6 October] in the journal Developmental Cell, could open up new opportunities for improving tissue repair in patients following illness or surgery. The Wellcome Trust-funded study, led by biochemists at the University of Bristol, examined the signaling process in damaged tissue...

2011-08-22 07:10:00

Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana's original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. "The Infinite Heart" just released. Tour starts in Kansas City, Sept. 9, 2011. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana's original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. She has received...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced positive topline results for its Phase IIb clinical trial investigating the efficacy of HP802-247 in venous leg ulcers. HP802-247 is an investigational allogeneic living cell suspension containing keratinocytes and fibroblasts. The study was designed to determine the potential effectiveness of two cell concentrations and two dosing frequencies of HP802-247, when combined with standard care,...

2011-07-28 17:15:00

BOSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TEI Biosciences Inc. announced today the market launch of PriMatrix(TM) Ag Antimicrobial Dermal Repair Scaffold, an acellular dermal tissue matrix incorporating ionic silver, for the management of wounds, ulcers and second degree burns. Ionic silver is a broad spectrum antimicrobial and in PriMatrix Ag it acts to inhibit microbial colonization of the tissue matrix. PriMatrix Ag has been shown in CLSI Disc Susceptibility testing to be effective...

2011-07-24 00:02:04

TheraSkin® a biologically active real skin wound therapy, is now covered for Medicare Beneficiaries in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Clinical results are excellent, and demonstrate the potential to save many Seniors from life-threatening lower limb amputations. Estimated to save healthcare in the US more than one billion dollars over next decade Newport News, VA (PRWEB) July 23, 2011 Soluble Systems, LLC announced today that Pinnacle Business Solutions, Inc., the Medicare Part A...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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