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Targeting gene-control molecule may heal chronic wounds
Medical News Today
Wound healing is a complex process that progresses in stages and for which there are few targeted treatments for when it goes wrong. Now, a new study has discovered how a small molecule that regulates gene expression plays a key role in progressing wounds through their healing stages.
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Bioengineers develop highly elastic biomaterial for better wound healing
Brigham and Women's Hospital via
A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led by Drs. Ali Khademhosseini and Nasim Annabi of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels. In a paper published in Advanced Functional Materials, the research team reports on the new material's key properties, many of which can be finely tuned, and on the results of using the material in preclinical models of wound healing.
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Live imaging reveals how wound healing influences cancer
Medical News Today
Researchers in the U.K. and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. Live imaging shows neutrophils, the protective inflammatory cells of the body's immune system, diverted from an induced wound to any nearby precancerous skin cells. The newly arrived neutrophils cause rapid division of these skin cells, which may cause them to progress to melanoma.
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Questions raised for telemedical monitoring of diabetic foot ulcers
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
Telemedicine monitoring is not associated with any significant difference in amputation or healing, but may be linked to increased mortality for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to a study published online June 26 in Diabetes Care.
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Audit: Doctors are overprescribing drugs to get Medicare cash
The Hill
A Medicare program designed to offset costs at hospitals serving the poor is likely prompting doctors to over prescribe drugs to their patients, according to a new federal audit. Hospitals that participate in Medicare's 340B Drug Pricing Program are either prescribing more drugs or more expensive drugs to their patients compared to hospitals that don't qualify for the program, investigators found.
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