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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...

2012-12-22 05:04:14

Mesenchymal (MSC) stem cells send out “homing signals” that recruit other stem cells and mobilize them to heal wounds, researchers at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have discovered. MSC stem cells are better suited to initiating the healing process rather than repairing tissue damage themselves, the researchers explain in an article published today in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) December 21, 2012...

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...

2012-09-09 23:01:32

Synedgen´s active ingredient disrupts bacterial biofilms. (PRWEB) September 09, 2012 Synedgen VP of Research, Stacy Townsend PhD, will present research showcasing Synedgen´s unique technology to control wound biofilms and inflammation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the world´s premier international conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases in San Francisco on September 11. The presentation entitled,...

2012-08-31 10:20:38

Scientists' discovery of an important step in the body's process for healing wounds may lead to a new way of treating inflammation. A study published today in Current Biology details how an international team of researchers led by Monash University's Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) discovered the mechanism, which shuts down the signal triggering the body's initial inflammatory response to injury. When the body suffers a wound or abrasion, white blood cells, or...


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