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Nanotechnology accelerates wound healing
Dermatology Times
Nanotechnology shows promise for delivering many advanced wound-healing agents, says an expert. However, he adds, dermatologists may need to step up their wound-healing game to master these technologies.
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Simple test can predict who are likely to face wound-healing complications
Science World Report
A simple test called transcutaneous oximetry helps predict if patients, who undergo surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma, will face wound-healing complications due to the presurgery radiation.
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The specific receptor targeted by naltrexone to enhance diabetic wound closure is OGFr
Medical News Today
A major complication associated with diabetes is delayed cell replication in epithelium and skin. Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, have reported the presence and function of the opioid growth factor and its nuclear-associated receptor in skin. OGF, chemically termed [Met5]-enkephalin, can be upregulated in diabetes leading to depressed cell proliferation.
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New insight that 'mega' cells control the growth of blood-producing cells
Stowers Institute for Medical Research via Medical Xpress
While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these "mega" cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. In fact, hematopoietic stem cells differentiate to generate megakaryocytes in bone marrow. The Stowers study is the first to show that hematopoietic stem cells can be directly controlled by their own progeny.
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Stem cells, lasers poised to join wound care armamentarium
Dermatology Times
Stem cells and lasers will likely become part of the armamentarium in wound care, according to a professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Dermatology Wound Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Canadian Dermatology Association, Dr. Tania J. Phillips covered pearls in wound care, ranging from basic steps, such as using tap water to cleanse wounds to emerging therapeutic areas, such as cell therapies and light therapies for wound care.
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Zinc as a supplement: How does it help your health?
Newsmax
Zinc is found in every cell in your body and works as a critical part of various functions, including fighting off colds, breaking down carbohydrates and wound healing. We naturally take in zinc through eating meat, nuts, whole grains, legumes and yeast. It is critical for proper functioning of your body, and according to Pennsylvania State University's College of Health and Human Development, more than 300 biological functions in the body rely on the mineral in trace amounts to work properly.
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Report shows disparities in US diabetes prevention, amputation
Reuters
Differences in amputation rates for diabetes complications are a sign that disparities in care by region and race start much earlier, according to a new report. U.S. blacks are less likely to get routine preventive care for diabetes than other patients and three times more likely to lose a leg to amputation because of the disease, according to a new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which analyzes Medicare data to see how well the healthcare system is working.
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