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New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting

...y platforms the CeBMR is supporting is a sprayable wound dressing designed to enable soldiers to treat their own small gunshot wounds, burns, abrasions or cuts, so that they may complete a three-day mission and rapidly return to duty. The sprayable dressing technology will then be expanded to provide pain...

Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction

...ing a thick, uniform piece of skin and closing the wound where the incision was made, to minimize scarring," said Thomas Ray Stevenson, MD, president of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and ASPS member. "Through this combination of surgical techniques, a burn patient has only one operation rather...

Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels

...splinter gave him an idea: Since it showed no open wound in the skin, he thought to himself that a sensor like a sliver would be ideal for all kinds of biomedical applications since the skin would heal very quickly above it and after that no track infection can occur. The associate professor of biomedical...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

... the initial procedure in July that prepped Liko's wound for the sequence of fin-saving treatments to follow. But all agree the most important member of the dolphin's expert medical team is Liko, himself. The young dolphin's calm comportment in human care allowed the initial surgery and weeks of groundbrea...

Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence

...lude the development of the embryo and, in adults, wound healing, the development of the placenta in pregnancy and of muscles during physical training programmes. However, it is thought that adults can live healthily without blood vessel growth for extended periods of time. This blood vessel growth is cont...

UNC Lineberger researchers identify molecular markers of aging

...tion prior to surgery would improve post-operative wound healing," Sharpless said. The work has strong implications for stem cell renewal, he added. Stem cells are self-replenishing cells that constantly divide and differentiate into the component cells that make up the tissues in the human body and are fo...

UCSD discovery opens new avenues for design of anti-tumor medications

...d vessels' response to low oxygen may also inhibit wound healing, as was observed in the mice lacking HIF-1alpha. According to the researchers, further work will be needed before their discovery can be applied to actually design new anti-tumor drugs. "Since the response of the blood vessels to l...

Community living causes bacteria to diversify

...rosis lung infections, heart valve infections, and wound infections in people with diabetes. In biofilms, organisms live clustered together, encased in a self-produced slime. "Biofilm infections are a major medical problem, and one focus of our lab is to understand why the biofilm lifestyle makes bacteria ...

Heart protein could be used to repair damage caused by heart attack

...ta-4 is already used in clinical trials to promote wound healing on the skin. As a result, the protein could enter clinical trials for treating the heart in the very near future, said Dr. Srivastava, co-director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Center at UT Southwestern. During their study, UT S...

Cigarette smoke a culprit in poor healing and increased scarring

..., complicates the careful cellular choreography of wound healing, according to a paper by University of Cal...the stage for increased scarring at the edges of a wound according to the paper titled Smoke Gets In Your Wounds, one of 15 from a field of more than 1,200 s...

Scientists solve the mystery of how Botox attacks nerves and eliminates wrinkles

...ncontinence and excess scarring that occurs when a wound heals. "This whole field is very young and evolving, and the picture we have so far is incomplete," he concluded....

New pathway identified in angiogenesis

...sorders, including cancer, heart and lung disease, wound healing and transplantation. Angiogenesis is a nor... to normal embryonic development and beneficial in wound healing and recovery from heart disease, it can be harmful when it creates new feeder lines that hel...

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

... wounds should be adopted to improve the safety of wound care. The Hopkins finding comes in response to t...aced back to use of pulsatile lavage equipment for wound care. Three of these patients required admission to the intensive care unit for sepsis and respirat...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...t introducing a growth factor protein into a mouth wound using gene therapy helped generate bone around den...m the patient's chin or jaw, which leaves a second wound needing to heal, or using donated bone from a tissue bank, which yields unpredictable results. Willi...

Anita Roberts to deliver Excellence in Science lecture

...rally related growth factors. TGF- is involved in wound healing and in the pathogenesis of diseases such as autoimmune disease, fibrosis, and cancer. New insights into the growth factor's role in these disease processes are now leading to the development of novel therapies based on interference with TGF-,...

Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment

...faucets, and 3) direct contact with water used for wound cleansing or reprocessing of heat-sensitive medical devices. The Pall-Aquasafe AQF1C in-line filter is the Company's latest addition to its family of Pall-Aquasafe filters that protect patients from contaminated water regardless of the route of trans...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...e the hip. That approach has problems both for the wound at the donor site and for the site where it is implanted. In addition to discussing the sometimes-messy real world applications of tissue engineering, Krebsbach plans to talk at AAAS about the potential for combining seemingly unrelated therapies to ...

Heart repair gets new muscle

... body deal with injury better than others. A flesh wound or muscle tear might hurt, but, assuming you are otherwise healthy, both will heal. The prognosis for a heart attack, on the other hand, is not so clear-cut. It has long been thought that cardiac cells (cardiomyocytes) lack the capacity for self-ren...

Solving sleep problems helps epileptic children

...rder. But children who haven't taken their nap are wound up instead. Treating their sleep disorder, we think, can enable their brain to have some control over unwanted behavior." Seventy-three percent of the children studied -- 22 of the 30 -- met clinical criteria for inattention or hyperactivity, accordi...

NJIT math professor helps navy detect subs; Explains global warming

...euroscience to determining the optimal pattern for wound sutures....

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