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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...

2012-03-17 00:10:17

Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid opportunistic infection as well as working to facilitate wound healing. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, polysaccharide readily obtained from chitin, the main component of the...

2012-02-23 18:00:23

Researchers have combined bioactive peptides to successfully stimulate wound healing. The in vitro and in vivo study, published today in PLoS ONE, demonstrates that the combination of two peptides stimulates the growth of blood vessels and promotes re-growth of tissue. Further development of these peptides could lead to a new treatment for chronic and acute wounds. The team tested a newly-created peptide, UN3, in pre-clinical models aimed to simulate impaired wound healing as is seen in...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

Stemedica has been issued U.S. Patent #8,105,380 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This broad-based patent covers the combination of scaffolds with stem cells derived from ectodermal and mesenchymal tissue. These multi-stem cell products address need in the $12.5 billion wound care field. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. (Stemedica), a leading manufacturer of adult allogeneic stem cells and stem cell factors announced that the Company...

2012-02-10 10:31:58

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal form of breast cancer. It spreads easily through the lymphatic and blood vessels, forming metastasis which can lead to multi-organ failure. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Cell Communication and Signaling demonstrates how IBC cells use IL-8, secreted as part of the anti-inflammatory response by a specific set of white blood cells (monocytes), to increase fibronectin expression. Fibronectin is a cell-adhesion...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.