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2014-05-28 08:32:36

Experimental product candidate OmegaSkin(TM) wound dressing shows qualitative differences in wound histology over control wounds RESTON, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eqalix, Inc. today announced the results of a pre-clinical study on its novel electro-spun soy protein-based tissue scaffold, OmegaSkin(TM) wound dressing, suggesting enhanced tissue generation in a pig model of full thickness excisional wound healing. The study was conducted at the Temple University Institute of...

2014-05-13 16:05:05

Rockefeller University Press In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal. The public health impact of chronic wounds is significant, affecting 6.5 million...

2014-01-20 10:34:39

Normally, tissue injury triggers a mechanism in cells that tries to repair damaged tissue and restore the skin to a normal, or homeostatic state. Errors in this process can give rise to various problems, such as chronic inflammation, which is a known cause of certain cancers. "It has been noted that cancer resembles a state of chronic wound healing, in which the wound-healing program is erroneously activated and perpetuated," says Professor Adrian Krainer of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory...

Scar-Free Healing Mice Offers Clues To Human Skin Repair
2012-09-27 12:26:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African spiny mice (genus Acomys) have brittle skin, which tears off in continuous sheets, like human skin, in order to escape predators. Some of them lose as much as 60% of the skin from their backs, which then heals rapidly, regrowing hair instead of scarring. Scientists want to figure out how this healing takes place and if it could apply to treatments for people. The study, published in Nature, says the unusual healing of these...

2011-04-05 00:09:32

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team has uncovered how this process works, providing...

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...

2007-08-30 06:19:03

By Gilliver, S C Ashcroft, G S ABSTRACT The increased prevalence in the elderly of chronic wound- healing conditions, such as venous and diabetic ulceration, is firmly established. This same population additionally suffers from impaired healing of acute wounds, which are characterized by delayed closure, increased local inflammation, and excessive proteolytic activity. In females, this decline in the effectiveness of skin repair mechanisms follows the menopause, and a series of clinical...

2004-11-27 03:00:12

Abstract The first part of this review focused on the essential biological features of human skin, their origins and cellular relationships as a basis for understanding nutritional requirements in health and disease (see Vol 13(19;Tissue Viabil Suppl): S22-S28). The second part will discuss the importance of a good, well-balanced diet sufficient in proteins (amino acids), fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in the management of skin wounds. Evidence is drawn from clinical trials,...


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