Tag: "heal" at biology news
Bone marrow cells routinely help with wound healing
...ot only help fight infection, but also permanently heal
wounds, according to research at the University of...n the Sept. 3 issue of Stem Cells. "Wounds may not heal
the way we thought they did," says Dr. Richard Ikeda, a biochemist at the National Institute of Gene...
Social benefits of wound healing may not make any difference in animals with multiple partners
...sts that wounds on mice that prefer multiple mates heal
at the same rate, whether the mice are housed with a mate or live in isolation. But the same doesn't ring true for monogamous mice, said Courtney DeVries, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University. She and...
Study: A little help from friends makes wounds heal faster
...without companionship, wounds on the animals don't heal
as fast. Researchers looked at the effect soc...S patients. But having a companion may help wounds heal
faster during stressful times." ...
Innovative 'self healing' bandage to help diabetics
... weekly dressings enable these difficult wounds to heal
in an average of eight weeks. Clinical trials are now under way, and the technique is also being used on other types of ulcer and on patients with extensive burns. The underlying EPSRC-funded work at the University has focused on the development of s...
Stem cells toward sperm cells and back again
...ssue, or how to trigger remaining tissue to better heal
itself. There is no immediate application for people, however, because little is known about the corresponding process in humans. "In fruit flies, we literally can count each stem cell in the testis because we can detect proteins that distinguish the...
Fat cells heal skull defects in mice, Stanford research shows
...tient's own unmodified cells as building blocks to heal
fractures, replace joints, treat osteoporosis or c...scaffolding, into defects that would not otherwise heal
in the skulls of mice. They assessed new bone formation after two and 12 weeks, finding that the fat...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...ur healthy rats received ES and laser treatment to heal
an induced wound. While both treatment options were beneficial in all phases of wound healing, ES was more effective than laser treatment in reducing inflammation. Combined with conventional therapies such as daily care and wound excision, ES and las...
Rewriting textbooks on DNA crossover
...s. The partner chromosome DNA actsas a template to heal
the breaks. This process, known as homologousrecombination, can result in the exchange of chunks of DNA betweenchromosome arms -- a crossover. Or a break can be healed withoutexchanging DNA to give a non-crossover recombination. Recombination ...
Research suggests new way to repair cartilage damage
...lage is a tissue that does not have the ability to heal
itself, so there cannot be any healing without out...that would last for at least 10 years. "If we can heal
lesions in joint cartilage with this type of bridge therapy, we could prevent end stage osteoarthrit...
Wound-healing genes influence cancer progression, say Stanford researchers
STANFORD, Calif. - Genes that help wounds heal
are most often the "good guys," but a new study paints them as the enemy in some types of cancer. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that some tumors activate these wound-healing genes and, when they do, the tumors a...
Growth hormone activates gene involved in healing damaged tissue
...ctivates a gene critical for the body's tissues to heal
and regenerate, says Robert Costa, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the UIC Cancer Center. That discovery could help explain why we age. "Growth hormone levels decline as we gro...
Dying nerves cause even more harm after spinal cord injury
...itial injection, the cells meant to help the wound heal
may get overly excited so much so that they destroy the axons," Christensen said. "Another possibility is that the protective oligodendrocytes take a couple of days to die, finally exposing the bare axons to damage. "Preventing over-stimulation caus...
UMHS researchers find clues to growing new jawbones in cancer patients after radiation therapy
...cking the body into thinking it must still work to heal
the fracture. The body then begins to grow new bon...is has been used since the early 1900s to grow and heal
larger bones in the lower body. In 1995, surgeons began to use it for facial reconstruction, looking...
National Institutes of Health grant to Rensselaer to further research on healing bone injuries
...sue that may one day be used to help bone injuries heal
faster and stronger. Plopper's work may lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of bone injuries and breaks, hip and knee replacements, and arthritis. Trying To Do What Comes Naturally Plopper and graduate students Roman Salasznyk and Rob Klees wor...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
...hree years. More severe ulcers were less likely to heal
and more likely to be referred for surgery. Patients whose study ulcer healed had fewer total numbers of ulcers and fewer clinic or home visits than those whose ulcer did not heal. Over half of the study population was admitted to the hospital for pr...
Study reveals genetic activity of key step in malaria parasite's cycle
...o the environment, then this could be the Achilles heal
of the organism. In such a system, disruption of a key regulatory protein would lead to disruption of all the downstream processes as well. The orderly and precisely timed cascade of expression would be fouled, ultimately leading to the death of the ...
New study demonstrates bone protein can reverse kidney failure
...al Center (BIDMC) has shown that a protein used to heal
fractured bones is effective in repairing and reversing chronic renal disease, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the U.S. These findings, which are reported in the July 2003 issue of Nature Medicine, could help lead to the develop...
U of T scientists build a bridge for new bone
...ic cases, there is too much damage for the bone to heal
on its own. Bone grafting, or moving bone from one body part to another, is a common solution in fields such as orthopedics or dentistry, says IBBME co-investigator Professor John Davies. "The problem is that there's often not enough of the patient's...
Protein critical for development in fruit flies found to aid healing of cuts and wounds in mammals
...s country will be able to improve their ability to heal
from cuts and lacerations." The researchers in the Johnson lab were assisted by Kit Pogliano, an associate professor of biology at USCD; Steven K. Hanks of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Katie Nason and Jeffrey M. Arbeit from UC San Franci...
UI researchers discover new cause of muscular dystrophies
...ered that without dysferlin muscles were unable to heal
themselves. The UI team genetically engineered mice to lack the dysferlin gene. Just like humans with Miyoshi Myopathy and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2b, the mice developed a muscular dystrophy, which gets progressively worse with age. Howe...
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