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New materials promote natural healing methods

London - Medical researchers have demonstrated how the use of new materials can be used to treat wounds by enhancing the body's natural healing processes.

Essential Science: Skin sensor can measure oxygen in the body

A new sensor can monitor oxygen levels inside the human body, by scanning the surface of the skin. The new device can be used to track the progress of oxygenation in relation to healing wounds in real time, providing valuable medical data.

Interview: Technology improves wound care management Special

Clinicians can now take wound depth measurements at the point of care using a regular smartphone camera thnaks to new technology. The technology comes from Swift Medical.

Novel skin closure device set for launch

A new skin closure device that works without needles has been developed. Called ClozeX, the process has received considerable attention from the medical community.

New synthetic peptide promotes wound healing

A new study has identified a peptide, derived from the Komodo dragon, called VK25, which can be synthesized and used as an antimicrobial peptide to promote wound healing.

Seaweed provides an unusual treatment process for wounds

To accelerate the treatment of wounds, scientists have experimented with adding stem cells to plasters and bandages. The optimal method for this is locking stem cells into a matrix fashioned from seaweed.

Dealing with burns with peppermint oil and cinnamon

New research suggests that longstanding food additives — peppermint oil and cinnamon — could aid the healing of burns. This is due to the presence of antimicrobial compounds.

New laser treatments improve mature burn scars

New research suggests that fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment appears to be a promising method for dealing with difficult lesions.

New cling-wrap treatment for burns

Novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets have been produced to protect burns from bacterial infections. The sheets cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and prevent infection.

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.

Bioengineering assists with wound healing

Growth factors have been investigated for use in drugs for soft tissue and bone repair. The results have been successful, paving new strategies for regenerative medicine.

Mucus can help with wound healing

Mucus can help the human body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation and reduce food allergy problems, according to a new scientific study.

This smart bandage lets you know when wounds are infected

A medical technology has advanced, the band-aid usually gets left behind. Clear Strips bandages were introduced in 1957, then Liquid band-aids in 2002. Now, sensor-filled band-aids will soon be coming out.

Mussels lead to new surgical technique

The humble mussel, or rather the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces, could lead to the development of a substance for adhesive wound closure, leading to more effective healing from surgery.

Novel plasma flashlight developed to fight wound infections

A novel device has been developed which uses cold plasma (an 'electrical gas') to destroy the thick layers of bacteria around wounds. If the prototype is successful it would be used by emergency services and in military operations.

Growing Skin from Hair Roots

There is new hope for patients with chronic wounds: euroderm GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig have been granted approval to produce artificial skin from patients’ own cells.

No Stitch Surgery

A thin polymer film that seals surgical wounds could make sutures a relic of medical history. Measuring just 50 microns, the film is placed on a surgical wound and exposed to an infrared laser, which heats the film just enough to meld it and the tissue,

How to Heal Wounds Faster

Scientists makes the wounds heal faster with one's own blood platelet, when applied as a gel on the injuries.

Study: One Pain Reliever Better Than Others When It Comes to Treating Your Kids' Wounds

When you child is in pain at the hospital, what do your doctors give him. Do you know?

And now for another difference between the sexes...

Sorry ladies, but looks like once again the men have one up on us ...

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Bandages are available in a wide range of types  from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped ban...
Bandages are available in a wide range of types, from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped bandages designed for a specific limb or part of the body. Bandages can often be improvised as the situation demands, using clothing, blankets or other material.
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Maggots healing a wound
Maggots healing a wound
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