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Salamander Skin Peptide Promotes Quick and Effective Wound Healing in Mice

September 2, 2014 3:21 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Move over antibiotic ointment, there might be a new salve to dominate medicine cabinets of the future, and it comes from an unlikely place—the lowly salamander. Salamanders may not be the cuddliest of animals, but they can regenerate lost limbs...

Ultrasound-Based Wound Healing System Receives FDA Clearance

August 21, 2014 10:12 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Celleration, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic ultrasound healing technologies to treat wounds, has announced they received FDA clearance for their next generation UltraMIST...

Mixed-Reality Simulators for Training in Treatment of Injured Soldiers

August 20, 2014 11:23 am | by University of Florida Health | News | Comments

On the battlefield, wounded soldiers depend on how quickly and efficiently medical personnel can treat and stabilize their life-threatening injuries. To help military medical personnel acquire, practice or maintain these key skills while...

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Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing

August 18, 2014 4:21 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute...

Global Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Market to Reach $56.9 Billion in 2019

August 18, 2014 10:09 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for tissue engineering and regeneration is expected to grow to $56.9 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound...

New biomaterial coats tricky burn wounds by acting like cling wrap

August 12, 2014 3:17 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultra-thin coatings called nanosheets that can ...

Discovery About Wound Healing Key to Understanding Cell Movement

August 8, 2014 9:01 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds heal and may someday have implications for understanding how cancer spreads, as well as why certain birth defects occur. Professor Wayne...

Photos of the Day: Counterfeiting's Breathalyzer

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech label for fighting drug counterfeiting. While the researchers don't envision movie stars on medicine bottles, but they...

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This first-aid kit is a must-have

July 31, 2014 11:11 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

The Clever Medkit is a first-aid kit to end all first-aid kits. This over-the-top technologically advanced kit is technically designed for businesses, but I would consider this for a home purchase because I am a germaphobe and hypochondriac. (Yesterday, I used a Lysol wipe on my pens.) So, let's walk through the process of injuring yourself and using this bad boy.

Antioxidant biomaterial promotes healing

July 25, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern University's Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device's function.

Molecule could lead to new way to repair tendons

July 25, 2014 3:17 pm | by Dan Krotz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

It's an all-too familiar scenario for many people. You sprain your ankle or twist your knee. If you're an adult, the initial pain is followed by a long road of recovery, with no promise that the torn ligament or tendon will ever regain its full strength.

Biomedical Engineering Professor Presents at International Bioprinting Congress

July 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, July 24-25 at the Biopolis Research and Development...

Healing Burns Fast with Spray-On Nanogel

July 21, 2014 3:10 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers in Singapore are developing a new type of peptide-base hydrogel that acts as a natural scaffold, allowing burn wounds to heal faster than ever before while decreasing the risk of infection.       

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Dreamit Health Philadelphia Announces Its Next Cohort of MedTech Startups

July 18, 2014 11:20 am | by Dreamit Health | News | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the cohort of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, the third cycle of DreamIt’s health-tech accelerator...

Can Clay Address Superbug Infection Concerns?

July 17, 2014 11:34 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Superbugs, they're called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple antibiotics. Such antibiotic resistance is now a major public health concern. "This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future," states...

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Clay

July 17, 2014 11:33 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Are the best medicines hidden in the Earth? French green clays are used for healing Buruli ulcers. Lynda Williams, a biogeochemist at Arizona State University and colleague Keith Morrison set out to identify naturally-occurring antibacterial...

Injectable Foam Could Prevent Fatal Blood Loss in Wounded Soldiers

July 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Without prompt care, a badly wounded soldier can easily bleed to death while being transported to a distant medical station. Two traditional treatments—tourniquets and medicated gauze pads—often cannot stop the blood loss from a deep wound...

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging

July 2, 2014 3:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information about a small area. But a technology called...

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 eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of...

Clot-Building Nanoparticles Raise Survival Rate Following Blast Trauma

July 1, 2014 2:49 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A type of artificial platelet being developed to help natural blood platelets form clots faster offers promise for saving the lives of soldiers, as well as victims of car crashes and other severe trauma. In preclinical tests led by a Case...

Electronics-to-Wear Light Up Healthcare

July 1, 2014 11:33 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

For most electronic circuit boards, if you try to bend them, they snap and are rendered useless. But this is set to change. A European research project called PLACE-IT has come up with a new type of flexible electronics that won’t break...

Tourniquets Make Comeback with American Police

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart, and cardiac arrest was just...

Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function. The group...

Photos of the Day: Bio-Bots Could Stroll Through the Body

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field. The new bio-bots are powered by a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. This gives the researchers a simple way to control the...

Stem Cells May Be More Widespread and with Greater Potential than Previously Believed

June 30, 2014 11:37 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon. However, a new review article appearing in the July 2014...

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