HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Study discovers key to baby-like skin

premature infants who are born before vernix develops at about 27 weeks; as a cream or lotion for topical needs; and as a delivery system for other medications.

We view the production of vernix as analogous to infant formula as a substitute for milk, says Dr. Visscher. Nature has figured out how to make it. Long term, we hope to be able to mass produce a synthetic equivalent. There is nothing out there now to take care of these preterm babies, and the list of other applications for vernix is endless.

The Skin Sciences Institute views infant skin as ideal skin and focuses on the skin as a primary care interface a biological spacesuit that separates outer from inner space. Skin is the largest organ in the body, yet its often treated as insignificant, says Stephen Hoath, MD, a neonatologist, medical director of the Skin Sciences Institute and co-author of the study. You cant deliver medical care in the home or hospital without paying attention to this interface, and it has a disproportionate impact on patient satisfaction. People assume you can transplant a liver, but if you cant pull leads off without hurting them, youre not providing good care.


'"/>

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
6-May-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
2. Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimers disease
3. Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
4. Study by Israeli scientists provides insight on DNA code
5. Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth
6. Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
7. Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
8. Study suggests cell-cycle triggers might be cancer drug targets
9. Study narrows search for genes placing men at increased risk for prostate cancer
10. Study links high carbohydrate diet to increased breast cancer risk
11. Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/20/2016)... RALEIGH, N.C. and GENEVA, Dec, 20, 2016 ... performance biometric data sensor technology, and STMicroelectronics ... across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today ... scalable development kit for biometric wearables that includes ... integrated with Valencell,s Benchmark™ biometric sensor ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the ... Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... The biometric vehicle access system ... CAGR of 14.06% from 2016 to 2021. The market is estimated ... reach 854.8 Million by 2021. The growth of the biometric vehicle ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 15, 2016   WaferGen ... publicly held genomics technology company, announced today that on ... Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ... closing bid price of WaferGen,s common stock had been ... Accordingly, WaferGen has regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... CallTower is proud to announce that their hosted ... Award winner for 2017. , For three consecutive years, CallTower has been recognized ... was awarded with the hosted VoIP Excellence award and in 2015, they received the ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 Bioptix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... that on January 14, 2017 the Board of Directors ... Company will terminate certain employees associated with the September ... Company commenced terminations on January 16, 2017 and terminations ... Company may pay severance benefits in certain circumstances of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... -- Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, announced today ... synthesis and assembly of DNA. The acquisition will ... DNA into Ginkgo,s automated organism engineering foundries, enabling ... new organism designs for application across a wide ... to significantly increase the world,s capacity to cost-effectively ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... HOUSTON , Jan. 19, 2017 ... formation of its Medical/Clinical Advisory Board.  This new ... who enhance the range and depth of expertise ... its novel prenatal diagnostic tests.  These experts are ... guidance for the company,s product development and commercialization ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: