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Certain Strains of Bacteria Associated with Diabetic Wounds That Do Not Heal

April 29, 2019

Whether a wound—such as a diabetic foot ulcer—heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even…
Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes

April 23, 2019

New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those…
Wound care revolution: Put away your rulers and reach for your phone

December 19, 2018

Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, whose lack of sensation due to nerve damage can…
Intelligent patch warns of infected wounds

October 13, 2018

Infections in surgical wounds make up an estimated two per cent of all hospital expenses in Denmark. This…
Developing a quick-acting foam for treating wounds on the battlefield

September 26, 2018

Every second counts for those with life-threatening injuries, especially when help is far away. A new grant will…
This student has invented a new wound care technology

October 11, 2017

A company founded by University of Virginia fourth-year student Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, will be one of six undergraduate entrants…
Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing

October 6, 2017

The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibers coated in a gel that can be individually loaded with infection-fighting…
A mechanism shared by healing wounds and growing tumors

April 28, 2017

Like an image in a broken mirror, a tumor is a distorted likeness of a wound. Scientists have…
Using fat to help wounds heal without scars

January 5, 2017

Penn researchers help break ground on method to transform cells Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds…
Skin cells ‘crawl’ together to heal wounds treated with unique hydrogel layer

December 15, 2016

Research team led by Milica Radisic uses their patented peptide to close non-healing chronic wounds caused by diabetes…
NIH researchers unveil new wound-healing role for protein-folding gene in mice

October 31, 2016

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein…
Faster and better healing of infected wounds using negative pressure technique

October 15, 2016

Shorter wound healing time, fewer dressing changes and the opportunity for earlier discharge from the hospital. These are…
Cancer-fighting therapy shows promise as treatment to speed up wound healing

August 1, 2016

A type of targeted therapy that has shown promising results treating advanced melanoma could also be used to…
Review paper explores cardiac scar solutions

June 28, 2016

Literal heartbreak, from illness or injury, triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The result of such mending is…
New role identified for scars at the site of injured spinal cord

April 8, 2016

NIH-funded mouse study suggests scar formation may help, not hinder, nerve regrowth For decades, it was thought that…
Gene identified that helps wound healing

March 2, 2016

New research from Ohio State University on gene that regulates healing and may control scarring to be presented…
Seaweed offers the solution to transporting stem cells and wound treatment

January 31, 2016

Publishing in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Professor Che Connon and Dr Stephen Swioklo describe the low-cost seaweed solution.…
Peppermint oil and cinnamon could help treat and heal chronic wounds

July 9, 2015

Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health…
Sprayable foam that slows bleeding could save lives

June 26, 2015

Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss…
Researchers develop new material to accelerate healing

June 2, 2015

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed an injectable hydrogel that…
Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds

May 31, 2015

Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend…
Novel nanoparticle therapy promotes wound healing

March 28, 2015

An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half…
Researchers unlock the mysteries of wound healing

March 15, 2015

A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it — opening…
Discovery about wound healing key to understanding cell movement

August 6, 2014

Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds…
LLNL technology detects bacterial pathogens in soldiers’ combat wounds

June 18, 2014

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds…
Wound-healing role for microRNAs in colon offer new insight to inflammatory bowel diseases

May 24, 2014

A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical…
The mobilization and recruitment of c-kit+ cells contribute to wound healing after surgery

February 6, 2014

Delayed wound healing is a serious clinical problem in patients after surgery. A recent study has demonstrated that…
Team Identifies Molecule Critical to Healing Wounds

November 20, 2013

Skin provides a first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and parasites that might otherwise make people ill.…
Healing powers

November 13, 2013

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg group detects mechanism in cell division relevant for closing wounds How do cells spread to cover…
Researchers regrow hair, cartilage, bone, soft tissues

November 8, 2013

Young animals are known to repair their tissues effortlessly, but can this capacity be recaptured in adults? A…
Stem cell recruitment factors secreted from cord blood-derived stem cells enhance wound healing

November 7, 2013

Wounds are one of the most frequently occurring medical complication. Stem cells were recently highlighted as a novel…
Stem cell scarring aids recovery from spinal cord injury

November 3, 2013

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that the scar tissue formed by stem…
Enzyme could be the key to aiding wound healing in diabetic and elderly people

June 10, 2013

Blocking a crucial enzyme which produces the stress hormone cortisol could lead to improved wound healing. This would…
New study pinpoints biochemical mechanism underlying fibrosis following glaucoma surgery

May 22, 2013

Findings suggest VEGF inhibition via TGF-B1 may be beneficial, reports The American Journal of Pathology The most common…
Endothelium, Heal Thyself

May 16, 2013

The endothelium, the cellular layer lining the body’s blood vessels, is extremely resilient. Measuring just a few hundred…
Skin deep: Fruit flies reveal clues to wound healing in humans

April 8, 2013

 A person’s skin and a fruit fly’s exoskeleton, called a “cuticle” may not look alike, but both coverings…
Revolutionary burns dressing could save young lives

March 29, 2013

Chemists at the University have developed a prototype medical dressing that detects the first signs of the lethal…
Cell movement explained by molecular recycling

March 6, 2013

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified the method by which cells control the recycling of molecules,…
Scientists develop new therapeutics that could accelerate wound healing

February 25, 2013

In “before” and “after” photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury…
Manuka honey opens door for effective treatment of chronic wounds

February 19, 2013

Manuka honey is highly effective in the treatment of chronic wound infections, according to new UTS research into…
Designer Blood Clots: Artificial Platelets Could Treat Injured Soldiers on the Battlefield

February 18, 2013

When it comes to healing the terrible wounds of war, success may hinge on the first blood clot…
DARPA’s Life Saving InstaFoam

December 20, 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense’s medical system aspires to a standard known as the “Golden Hour” that dictates…
Breakthrough research discovery to help heal chronic wounds

December 17, 2012

University of Queensland researchers have successfully restored wound healing in a model of diabetes paving the way for…
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