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Engineered Proteins Stick Like Glue – Even in Water

September 22, 2014 11:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to...

Opportunities Remain for New Advanced Products in US Chronic Wound Management Market

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The traditional wound management devices market in the US, consisting of sponges, pads and...

Gel-Like Padding Could Help Cells Survive Injection and Heal Spinal Cord Injuries

September 17, 2014 2:39 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | News | Comments

It is a turbulent and sometimes deadly life for cells injected to heal injuries. The act of...

Research Improving Prognosis for Battlefield Injuries

September 12, 2014 4:09 pm | by Wichita State University | News | Comments

Leg and arm injuries sustained in the battlefield are made worse when splinting devices used by...

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Research Exploring Collagen Growth that Could Help Build Better Bodies

September 10, 2014 2:07 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Research by a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University is shedding light on how collagen grows at the molecular level and helps form a diverse set of structures in the body, ranging from bone, tendon, blood vessels, skin, heart and even...

New Technology Puts the Body's Own Cells to Work to Repair the Body

September 9, 2014 9:33 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

There is enormous interest in the worlds of medicine and esthetics in the promise of regenerative medicine. From cellular replacement techniques for treating Parkinson's disease to collagen-producing cell injections for wound healing and...

Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma

September 8, 2014 8:57 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood...

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Researchers Turn to Plants to Help Treat Hemophilia

September 5, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...

New Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Wound Healing

September 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | News | Comments

Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages (a main type of mature white blood cells) impaired by diabetes...

KCI, LifeCell and Systagenix Combine to Form Acelity

September 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Acelity | News | Comments

Centaur Guernsey L.P. Inc. (Centaur) announced today the launch of Acelity, effectively rebranding itself and its subsidiaries Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), LifeCell Corporation (LifeCell) and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited (Systagenix)...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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.       

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...

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