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Wounds News

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.

Why maggot medicine works

For centuries medics have used maggots to clean up wounds and the use of fly larvae actually has approval in the U.S. Until recently, however, no one was sure how maggots achieved their wound healing ability.

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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