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2012-06-21 20:58:18

The dynamic properties of the skin that take charge when a cut or scrape needs healing are critical for maintaining the skin's integrity, but if they get out of control, they can cause problems in the form of psoriasis and other skin disorders. Researchers reporting on June 21st in the Cell Press journal Immunity have now uncovered key information on how cells are stimulated to multiply during these processes. The information might be used to develop new treatments for psoriasis and...

Macrocure’s CureXcell Targets Hard-To-Heal Wounds
2012-06-21 08:53:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Chronic wounds are a growing issue. Luckily, Macrocure´s CureXcell addresses that issue. Macrocure, a biotechnology company that specializes in cell therapy for hard-to-heal wounds, is currently conducting a multi center Phase III study in North America and Israel under a Special Protocol Assessment for lower extremity chronic ulcers for adults with diabetes. Macrocure´s lead product is CureXCell, an approach to treating hard-to-heal wounds by...

2012-04-24 23:24:38

Fibronectin plays a major role in wound healing and embryonic development. The protein, which is located in the extracellular matrix of cells, has also been linked to pathological conditions including cancer and fibrosis. During physiological processes, fibronectin fibers are believed to experience mechanical forces that strain the fibers and cause dramatic structural modifications that change their biological activity. While understanding the role of fibronectin strain events in...

2012-04-09 09:35:14

Cells on the move reach forward with lamellipodia and filopodia, cytoplasmic sheets and rods supported by branched networks or tight bundles of actin filaments. Cells without functional lamellipodia are still highly motile but lose their ability to stay on track, report researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in the April 9, 2012, online issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Their study provides new insight into cell motility, a complex and integrated process, which, when...


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