Researchers Develop Novel Wound-Healing Technology

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 2:10pm by Washington State University A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. The researchers report on their work in the online edition of npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. Led by Haluk

UTHealth research: Stem cell therapy appears to have TBI treatment effect

HOUSTON – (Nov. 2, 2016) – Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient’s own stem cells showed that the therapy appears to dampen the body’s neuroinflammatory response to trauma and preserve brain tissue, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Cell Discovery May Lead to Faster Wound Healing

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:43am by Bevin Fletcher - Associate Editor - A new study gives a clearer picture of how cells interact with their environment, and could lead to better engineering of cells for faster tissue regeneration. Prior to the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists thought cells degraded material

Japanese scientists use stem cell to grow artificial skin with sweat glands, hair follicles

By Vittorio Hernandez  on April 04 2016 1:32 PM The stem cell has once again proven its value to medical science, this time by growing from the cells artificial skin with hair follicles and sweat glands. Expected to benefit from this development are burn victims. The scientific breakthrough, by the RIKEN Center for Development Biology

Possible new weapon against PTSD

Blocking a newly identified memory pathway could prevent the disorder. Anne Trafton | MIT News Office August 31, 2015 About 8 million Americans suffer from nightmares and flashbacks to a traumatic event. This condition, known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is particularly common among soldiers who have been in combat, though it can also be

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Laboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers

August 28, 2015  Purdue University These microscope images show undamaged (A) and damaged (B) microglial cells in the brains of laboratory rats in research that mimics a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans. Findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment. (Purdue University image/Riyi Shi) WEST LAFAYETTE,

Surgeons may get remote assistance with new ‘telementoring’ system

August 24, 2015 Researchers are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from top specialists located thousands of miles away. The system uses a transparent display with a tablet positioned between the surgeon and the operating field. Here, a researcher tests the system using a manikin-like "synthetic

Army Tests Hearing Drug at the Rifle Range

(The Wall Street Journal via NewsPoints Desk) (Ref: The Wall Street Journal) August 21st, 2015 The Wall Street Journal reported that a trial being conducted in collaboration with the US military is testing an experimental drug that might prevent noise-induced hearing loss. The compound, a liquid form of d-methionine, was developed into a drug by

Dementia Drugs Linked to Serious Weight Loss

Fran Lowry 8/19/2015 Medscape. Aug 17, 2015 Cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil [multiple brands], galantamine [Razadyne, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc], rivastigmine [Excelon, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation]) are commonly used to treat patients with dementia, although their efficacy in improving cognitive function is slight. Now, a study of more than 6000 patients aged 65 years and older from the Veterans Affairs

Color-changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:37am American Chemical Society Microscopy images of the photonic crystals after nano-indentation at 30 mN (left), 60 mN (middle) and 90 mN (right) are shown. (Image: Yang lab)A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict brain damage that destroys lives. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To