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The ability for humans to regrow burnt skin after serious burns has been one of the ultimate goals of research scientists for many years. We may be getting closer as USA-based biotech company Polarity TE, Inc announced they had “regenerated full-thickness, organized skin and hair follicles in third . . .

A substance found in parasitic worms’ spit might help prevent thousands of amputations a year, scientists in north Queensland have said.
James Cook University researchers in Cairns are harnessing the molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite that can “supercharge” the healing of wounds.

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and . . .

Washington, D.C. — In a presentation  to the American Chemical Society meeting, Ankit Agarwal, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, described an experimental approach to wound healing that could take advantage of silver’s anti-bacterial properties, while sidestepping the damage silver can cause to cells needed . . .

Researchers have developed a new infection-blocking material made of peptide-containing nanofibers that works against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and could one day be incorporated into wound dressings (ACS Infect. Dis. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsinfec​dis.6b00173).

The approach targets bacterial quorum sensing—a mode of chemical communication used . . .