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Inkjet inks made of silk could yield smart bandages, bacteria-sensing gloves
Medical News Today
Silk inks containing enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles and growth factors could turn inkjet printing into a new, more effective tool for therapeutics, regenerative medicine and biosensing, according to new research led by Tufts University biomedical engineers and published June 16 in the journal Advanced Materials online in advance of print.
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Blast of oxygen helps heal diabetic ulcers
Daily Mail
A small device that pumps out pure oxygen is being tested as a treatment for foot wounds — a common problem in diabetes. Those with diabetes often develop ulcers or open wounds, which don't heal due to poor circulation, a complication of the condition. Poor blood flow means not enough oxygen reaches the wound. Oxygen helps healing in various ways, such as boosting growth of blood vessels and increasing levels of the protein collagen, which strengthens skin.
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Taking the guess work out of wound healing
KING-TV
For five years, Solomon Cannon had wounds that wouldn't heal and seemed to grow before his eyes. Dr. Tyson Green says patients with open wounds are at risk for a host of serious medical problems. Historically, shaping a treatment plan has been tricky because doctors could only see the blood flow in the large vessels. That is until a new technology called LUNA Fluorescence Imaging. Through an IV, a patient is given a contrast dye that shows the physician, in real time, the blood flow to and around the wound.
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Scleroderma skin ulcers: Which is the best approach?
Dermatology Times
Scleroderma skin ulcers are challenging to manage and can be approached with a variety of therapies and treatments, according to a professor of dermatology and medicine in the department of medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, speaking at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Wound Care. Managing numerous systemic diseases that produce wounds and ulcers, such as scleroderma, pyoderma gangrenosum, necrobiosis lipoidica and vasculitis may require the use of systemic medications, says Dr. Alain Brassard.
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Smart bandage detects bed sores before they are visible
MachineDesign.com
A new type of bandage, one designed at the University of California at Berkeley to detect wounds rather than protect them, could help doctors treat and cure bed sores before they break the skin and get infected.
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