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2014-04-09 09:56:02

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. Now a new study is providing insights into why alcohol has such a negative effect on wound healing. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers report that binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing. The study by senior author Katherine A. Radek, PhD, and colleagues from...

2014-04-01 13:57:22

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will eventually suffer from foot ulcers. Their wounds tend to heal slowly and can become chronic or worsen rapidly. Timothy Koh, UIC professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, was...

2014-03-26 08:29:41

CME-credited Event to Leverage Broad UBM Clinical Experience for Expanded Awareness COLUMBIA, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it will sponsor a continuing medical education (CME) credited lecture at the upcoming Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWH) 2014 Annual Conference taking place March 27-30 in...

2014-03-04 08:31:01

Groundbreaking Study Published in PLOS ONE Unveils Substantial Potential of Bioelectriceuticals in Wound Care and Beyond TEMPE, Ariz., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Procellera(® )- the world's first wireless microcurrent generating dressing that produces electrical fields through its matrix of microcell batteries - was found to significantly enhance cell migration in in-vitro laboratory testing, according to groundbreaking research led by The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner...

2014-02-10 08:27:05

Solution for deep, hard-to-heal wounds with additional contouring functionality COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has launched the new MatriStem® Multilayer Wound Matrix device for deep, hard-to-heal, full-thickness wounds. The one-to-one (1:1) mesh design of MatriStem Multilayer Wound Matrix is built to...

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...

2014-01-08 11:12:42

A well-documented suppressor of immunity that's used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report. In the face of a significant bacterial infection, for example, indoleomine 2,3-dioxegenase, or IDO, also appears capable of helping key immune cells called macrophages produce inflammation to destroy the invader, said Dr. Tracy L. McGaha, immunologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and GRU Cancer Center. The...


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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