Healing

Stress helps wound care — at least if you're a mouse

Stress helps wound care — at least if you're a mouse

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Lost in all the recent hubbub about the Ebola virus, Justin Bieber going to anger management class and a guy eating a nursing home resident's pain patch, is breaking news from the exciting world of stress, mice, science and skin.

Discovery could lead to faster, fuller healing of diabetic wounds, researcher says

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Injecting a plasma protein called plasminogen around chronic diabetic wounds can lead to complete healing, according to new research from Umea University in Sweden.

Cells 'flock' to heal skin wounds: study

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Rice University scientists have determined that skin cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds. Investigators compared this motion to the way many birds swoop and flock in unison.

New skin-healing findings may benefit LTC residents

New skin-healing findings may benefit LTC residents

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French researchers recently identified the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining skin cells and skin healing in advanced years. The discovery could lead to new innovations in wound care and skin-integrity preservation, they say.

Mathematical model shows potential for new fracture-healing methods for the elderly

A new scientific model helps explain why some bone fractures don't heal properly. The result could be treatment options that help an aging population, according to a new report.