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New Diagnostic Test to Distinguish Psoriasis from Eczema

July 11, 2014 9:45 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

In some patients, the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema are similar in appearance. Up to now, dermatologists have therefore had to base their decision on which treatment should be selected on their own experience and...

Using Geometry, Researchers Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Organize Themselves

July 1, 2014 2:55 pm | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will...

Drug-Eluting Patch Stops Scar Growth and Reduces Scar Tissues

June 23, 2014 2:35 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Scars — in particular keloid scars that result from overgrowth of skin tissue after injuries or...

DermaPure Skin Product Launched in U.S. for Wound Care

June 16, 2014 2:20 pm | by Tissue Regenix | News | Comments

Tissue Regenix Group plc, the regenerative medical devices company, today announces that it has...

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Micro-Needle Patches a Painless Shot-in-the-Arm for Future Vaccinations

June 5, 2014 2:25 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a patch that could one day replace the feared needle and syringe for vaccinations. The patch is made up of microscopic needles that pierce the outer layer of skin, allowing...

Photos of the Day: Stitching Soft Medical Machines

June 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems that might be made of elastic materials capable of...

Simple Sewing Machine Has High-Tech Role in Future 'Soft' Machines

June 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching. New stretchable technologies could lead to...

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Eternity Healthcare to Develop a Hand-held Laser Hair Removal Device

May 29, 2014 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eternity Healthcare Inc., a leading medical device and diagnostic company, announced today that it has initiated the research and development, with Asian Developers, to manufacture a Hand-held Laser hair removal device. Currently the hair...

Plant Protein-Based Tissue Scaffold Suggests Enhanced Skin Healing

May 28, 2014 10:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Eqalix, Inc. today announced the results of a pre-clinical study on its novel electro-spun soy protein-based tissue scaffold, OmegaSkin wound dressing, suggesting enhanced tissue generation in a pig model of full thickness excisional wound...

Pulsed Electrical Fields Destroy Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Infecting Burn Injuries

May 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Application of a technology currently used to disinfect food products may help to get around one of the most challenging problems in medicine today, the proliferation of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. In a...

Functional Nerve Cells from Skin Cells

May 22, 2014 9:32 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative medicine. The nerve cells...

IBN’s Nanogel Heals Burn Wounds Faster

May 21, 2014 3:17 pm | by Agency for Science, Technology and Research | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have developed a nanogel that can accelerate the healing of burn wounds to minimize the risk of infection and scarring. The technology is based on IBN’s proprietary...  

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Project Aims to Develop Tech for Early and Precise Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

May 20, 2014 10:20 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The Centre for Sensor, Instrument and Systems Development (CD6), located on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC), is leading the European research project Diagnoptics, the aim of which is to...

Master 3D Printers to Grow Replacement Body Parts

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

QUT and three of the world's leading research universities in the 3D printing of replacement body parts have joined forces to offer the world's first international masters in biofabrication whereby graduates will hold a masters degree from...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts 3D Printed by Masters

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Professor Dietmar Hutmacher holds a 3D printed breast scaffold. QUT's biofabrication research is well-advanced in printing 3D custom-made scaffolds using bio-ink infused with the patient's stem cells to enable the body to grow a new breast...

Monitor for Sunburn Risk Goes on Sale

May 8, 2014 3:03 pm | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for preventing the risk of over exposure to the sun is now available for sale online. The Smartsun device, worn as a waterproof wristband, changes color according to the amount...

UF Receives $1 Million to Study Skin Regeneration Without Scarring

May 1, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Florida | News | Comments

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as...

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Skin Grown from Stem Cells for Testing

April 25, 2014 2:55 pm | by King's College London | News | Comments

An international team led by King's College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real...

Electronic Transdermal Patch Is Winner at French ‘Worldwide Innovation Challenge’

April 22, 2014 10:58 am | by Rhenovia Pharma SAS | News | Comments

Rhenovia Pharma, a biotechnology company specialized in the application of biosimulation to the research and development of new medicinal products, today announces that its SMARTT e-Patch project has won an award at the ‘World Innovation...

TauTona Group Sells Aline HA to Allergan

April 17, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investment fund focused on the rapid development of innovative medical products, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aline Aesthetics has completed the sale of its Aline hyaluronic...

Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a...  

Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

Light-Guiding Gels Provide New Avenues for Drug Detection and Delivery

April 4, 2014 12:19 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

In medicine, light therapy is currently used to treat seasonal affective disorder, psoriasis, and other medical conditions, while highly targeted lasers may be used for specific skin disorders, eye diseases, or cancers. Advances in imaging...

Stryker Sustainability Solutions Brings Record-Setting $255 Million In Reprocessing Savings To U.S. Hospitals

March 31, 2014 8:24 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Growth of Stryker Sustainability Solutions' single-use medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services produced a record-setting $255 million in supply cost savings for its more than 2,500 hospital and health system customers in...

Small Step Toward Growing Tissue in the Lab

March 19, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster. Published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, their mathematical modelling tool will be useful...

Scientists ‘Herd’ Cells in New Approach to Tissue Engineering

March 13, 2014 11:05 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Researchers at UC Berkeley found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications...

Ellman International Enters Body Treatment Market

February 27, 2014 1:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ellman International, Inc., a global leader in advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures, announced today that the company has received clearance from US Food and Drug Administration...

Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May Be Feasible

February 26, 2014 11:29 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited...

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