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New hope for patients with chronic wounds
Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress
Most wounds clear up by themselves, but some fail to heal and become chronic. An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet, now unveil the important role of so-called microRNAs in regulating skin wound healing, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds.
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Healing powers of placenta help prevent limb loss
Telegram & Gazette
A healthy baby is born in Memphis, Tennessee, and the placenta that allowed it to prosper in its mother's womb is not disposed of as medical waste, but instead recovered in the delivery room and later used to prevent a 54-year-old Ashburnham man from losing his left foot or worse yet, his whole left leg.
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Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production
Cornell Chronicle
Tissues stiffen with age, poor diet, disease and for natural reasons, and when they do, a new study shows, proteins produced by such cells can be altered, which in turn affects downstream processes.
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Factors released following stem cell transplantation therapeutically impact serious burns
Medical News Today
Cell transplantation researchers have successfully used bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. Now, using injections of MSCs, a research team in Brazil has successfully treated laboratory rats modeled with severe burns. They found that the MSCs accelerated healing, enhanced local blood supply, affected the immune system in a positive way, secreted beneficial growth factors with anti-inflammatory properties and ultimately provided higher survival rates than in control animals not treated with MSCs.
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Honey: An alternative therapy for head, neck wounds
Healio
Honey may serve as a wound-healing agent for scalp wounds, especially in patients who are poor surgical candidates, according to a case report in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open.
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Sprayable foam that slows bleeding could save lives
HealthNewsDigest.com
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding. They report their successful tests on pigs in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.
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