Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China have developed a new type of wound dressing, based on a silk protein sericin hydrogel, that can achieve skin regeneration with little to no scar tissue formation. Testing has shown the hydrogel is able to block bacteria from entering the wound, promoting accelerated healing.Read More
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Predicting diabetic foot ulcer healing improves with thermal imaging
A first of its kind study between RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, and Austin Health, used thermal imaging to predict the size and healing trajectory of recently developed diabetic foot ulcers.Read More
Biotech startup announces patent for regenerative tissue therapy
BioLab Sciences, an innovator in regenerative medicine technologies, has announced the patent of MyOwn SkinTM, a new, non-evasive, regenerative tissue therapy that uses a patient’s own skin to accelerate the healing of chronic wounds, burns, diabetic foot ulcers and other difficult-to-heal wounds.Read More
FDA approves shock wave device for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
On December 28, 2017, the FDA gave approval for the Dermapace System, a shock wave device intended to be used in the treatment of chronic, full-thickness diabetic foot ulcers. The device uses pulses of energy, similar to sound waves, to mechanically stimulate the wound. Read more.Read More
Electrically charged bandages help to heal burn wounds, combat antibiotic resistance
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center researchers have created electrically charged bandages that can combat antibiotic resistance, enable healing in burn wounds, and help prevent infections. When the dressing comes in contact with bodily fluids it becomes electrically activated.Read More
Diabetic foot ulcers heal faster with probiotic supplementation
Findings from a randomized controlled trial revealed that patients with a diabetic foot ulcer, who received probiotic supplementation for 12 weeks, experienced faster wound healing coupled with an improved glycemic and lipid profile compared with patients assigned a placebo. Read more.
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Topical gel containing blood pressure drugs shown effective in healing chronic wounds
An international research team led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking approval from the FDA for a topical gel they have created from oral blood pressure pills that has shown to be effective in the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs. A report of the team’s findings have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Read more.Read More
New smartphone app measures wound depth
Swift Medical, a wound care company based in Toronto, has launched its AutoDepth technology, a mobile phone app that measures the depth of wounds by waving it over the injury without ever making contact. Read more.
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UVA student invents a new type of five-layered wound technology
Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, a student in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, presented his invention, Phoenix-Aid – a new type of five-layered wound care technology set to revolutionize how chronic wounds are treated in developing countries and impoverished areas around the world, at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in November. Read more.
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Bacterial biofilms, begone
By some estimates, bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics — so-called superbugs — will cause more deaths than cancer by 2050.
Colorado State University biomedical and chemistry researchers are using creative tactics to subvert these superbugs and their mechanisms of invasion. In particular, they’re devising new ways to keep harmful bacteria from forming sticky matrices called biofilms — and to do it without antibiotic drugs. (more…)Read More
Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes
Salivary peptide promotes wound healing, research reveals
A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis, as well as cell adhesion and migration. (more…)Read More