Wounds and Healing News
May 22, 2019

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Electric Field-Based Dressing Helps Heal Wound Infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in ... read more
Researchers have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring ... read more
A woman in Scotland can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to a research article. She also experiences very little anxiety ... read more

Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds

Scientists have created such a mobile skin bioprinting system -- the first of its kind -- that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a ... read more
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Sepsis a Leading Cause of Death in US Hospitals but Many Deaths May Not Be Preventable

A research team has comprehensively reviewed the characteristics and clinical management of patients who died with ... read more

New Device Could Help Minimize Scarring in Cosmetic Surgery

Researchers have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension lines, which is important for wound-healing ... read more

Electrifying Wound Care: Better Bandages to Destroy Bacteria

Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics -- but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues ... read more

Plasma Protein May Hold Promise for Wound Scaffolds

Researchers have employed a plasma protein found in blood to develop a new method for making wound-healing tissue scaffolds. The team's new scaffold can be attached or detached from a surface, ... read more

New Treatment for Bone Infection Using Copper-Rich Glass Implant

Researchers have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, ... read more

New Materials Could 'Drive Wound Healing' by Harnessing Natural Healing Methods

Researchers have developed new bioinspired material that interacts with surrounding tissues to promote ... read more

Telemedicine May Increase Patient Satisfaction With Medical Care

A recent study suggests telemedicine may improve patients' satisfaction with their postoperative care as well as their quality of life. Their results have been accepted for publication in The ... read more

Rerouting Nerves During Amputation Reduces Phantom Limb Pain Before It Starts

Doctors have found that a surgery to reroute amputated nerves, called targeted muscle reinnervation, or TMR, can reduce or prevent phantom or residual limb pain from ever occurring in amputee ... read more

E-Bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing in Rats

Skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself. But in some cases, wounds heal very slowly or not at all, putting a person at risk for chronic pain, infection and scarring. Now, researchers have ... read more

It's Not a Shock: Better Bandage Promotes Powerful Healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses ... read more

Mmore Effective Hydrogel for Healing Wounds

Researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health ... read more

Ulcers from Diabetes? New Shoe Insole Could Provide Healing on-the-Go

Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of ... read more

Children May Be Most at Risk of Stab Injuries on Way Home from School

Children may be most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from ... read more

How a Protein Factor Contributes to Cancer Cell Migration

Researchers have discovered a new protein factor that contributes to a fibroblast cell's ability to migrate to a wound and participate in its healing process. The study's results could help ... read more

CRISPR Gene Editing Will Find Applications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The CRISPR genome editing technique promises to be a 'transformative leap' in genetic engineering and therapy, affecting almost every area of medicine. That includes plastic surgery, with ... read more

Gunshot Wounds in Children Account for $270 Million in Emergency Room and Inpatient Charges Annually

A new study of more than 75,000 teenagers and children who suffered a firearm-related injury between 2006 and 2014 pinpoints the financial burden of gunshot wounds and highlights the increasing ... read more

Novel Combination Therapy Promotes Wound Healing

By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control ... read more

Skin Wounds in Older Mice Are Less Likely to Scar

Researchers have discovered a rare example in which the mammalian body functions better in old age. A team has found that, in skin wounds in mice, being older increased tissue regeneration and ... read more

Gunshot Victims Require Much More Blood and Are More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

A study using Maryland data finds that gunshot victims are approximately five times more likely to require blood transfusions, they require 10 times more blood units and are 14 times more likely to ... read more

A Mere Drop of Blood Makes Skin Cells Line Up

A team of researchers performed experiments on blood-deprived cells that were subsequently exposed to blood serum. Remarkably, all the cells started to move and grow in the same direction as soon as ... read more

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