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Green tea linked to skin cell rejuvenation
... skin cells surrounding wounds or infections don't heal
in time, fibroblasts in the connective tissue may rush in to fill the void and cause scar tissue formation," he said. "If we can spur the skin cells to differentiate and proliferate, we can potentially accelerate the wound-healing process and prevent...
Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol
...ects at even lower levels. This represent a major heal
concern as the CDC estimates that among women who know they are pregnant, two percent continue to drink at a moderate level and five percent continue to have at least two drinks per week. Some additional important public health education messages th...
OHSU scientists define adult stem cell healing abilities
...ity (OHSU) have explained how adult stem cells can heal
diseased liver tissue. The research helps direct s...ses of stem cell flexibility. The liver is able to heal
using these cells. However, it's possible that abnormal fused cells would not function in other regi...
Scientists report important data in stem cell debate
...vest of specialized cells could be transplanted to heal
wounds more efficiently or even possibly to construct replacement tissues, such as a salivary gland or a tooth. As appealing as this scenario sounds, scientists continue to grapple with the question: How does one conclusively prove that transdiffe...
Topical oxygen helps hard-to-heal wounds heal faster and better
...and other hard-to-heal wounds heal
completely, such exposures also help wounds heal
faster. Ohio State University surgical scientists used to...
Healing power in a gene
...n chromosome number 12, is critical for tissues to heal
and replenish themselves. If the gene is defective or just tired out (as in old age and rare genetic disorders causing premature aging), DNA can't duplicate itself, and cells can't divide and multiply the way they normally do. The result: a flood of...
Study shows first direct evidence that transplanted muscle cells can take root in damaged hearts
...nted from within a heart patient's body could help heal
their damaged heart muscle is being reported today...ions of whether cell transplants can actually help heal
patients' hearts. "The promise of this line of research is immense, but we must be careful not to ov...
Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance
...en licensed by the federal government as a tool to heal
the sick and the wounded in the nation's military,...es are open, chronic lesions that are difficult to heal
and can lead to amputation or even death.For further information on this project, see the earlier Sa...
New therapy for heart failure?
...to explore the use of umbilical cord stem cells to heal
damaged heart muscles. The project brings together experts in the fields of cardiology and hematology/oncology in a unique application for umbilical cord blood that is normally discarded after a baby's birth. The study will determine whether stem ce...
UNC, other universities will help NASA develop space-age materials
... could repair themselves similarly to the way cuts heal
on a sugar maple tree or a skateboarder's knobby knees, except more quickly. Or change shape somewhat without the great weight that hydraulic systems add. Science fiction? So far yes, but scientists and officials at the National Aeronautics and Space...
New study of Ground Zero air shows indoor spaces can be cleaned; diesel pollution remains a threat
... rolled in expressly to help this city rebuild and heal
is in fact, contributing to long-term health concerns," said Iwanowicz. The American Lung Association of the City of New York recommends that all equipment and vehicles running on diesel fuel be supplied with low-sulfur fuel (30 parts per million or...
NASA turns to universities for research in space-age materials
... repair mechanisms used by biological organisms to heal
wounds. The institute consists of Princeton University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and ICASE, a research institute operated at the NASA Langley Research C...
Examining the healing mystery of Aloe
...ny types of wounds, such as bedsores, it can often heal
the wound quickly, and the likely reason why is th... "Geriatric patients often have wounds that won't heal
properly or take longer to heal," Tizard says. "That's one of the things we're looking at - how can ...
Bandage could repair damaged tissues
...tains the molecular structure needed to help cells heal
an injury. According to Kao, the body's cells g...cells, molecules and even drug compounds needed to heal
an injury. "The technology attempts to mimic the natural cellular environment," he says. "That's imp...
Discovery sheds light on mechanisms that allow cells to steer directly toward chemical cues
...ed with arthritis and injuries that take longer to heal
because of excessive inflammation. "When we have a site of inflammation or an arthritic attack, white blood cells rush to these sites just as they would to the site of an infection," explains Firtel. "But in this instance, instead of fighting a bact...
Promoting wound repair
...hanisms to facilitate wound repair that eventually heal
the wound. The research article "A Role for Skin Gamma-Delta T cells in Wound Repair" is authored by Julie Jameson, Karen Ugarte, Nicole Chen, Pia Yachi, Elaine Fuchs, Richard Boismenu, and Wendy L. Havran and appears in the April 26, 2002 issue of S...
New material to patch injured knee ligaments
... news for injured athletes. Damaged knee ligaments heal
better if patched with a scaffold made from pig's ...st common sporting injuries. The ligament tends to heal
by itself, so doctors don't usually resort to surgery. But afterwards it can be weaker and prone to ...
Neural stem cells move to damaged areas of brain after injury
Adult mammalian brain has potential to heal
itself, says U-M scientist BOSTON, Mass. Primitive neural cells in the brains of laboratory rats respond to acute brain injuries by moving to the injured area and attempting to form new neurons, according to University of Michigan neurologist Ja...
Next-generation biomaterials to help body heal itself
...next generation of biomaterials will help the body heal
itself by prompting cells to repair their own tissues, scientists report today. Writing in a review in the journal Science, Professors Larry Hench and Julia Polak of Imperial College, London, highlight the potential of 'third generation' biomaterials...
Adult bone marrow stem cells can become blood vessels
...e cells to feed the blood vessels of tumors and to heal
the blood vessels surrounding wounds. The findings...anti-angiogenesis genes. Or, they could be used to heal
wounds such as ulcers or diabetic wounds or to treat atherosclerosis." Verfaillie and her colleagues...
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