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Using skin to save the heart

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Graphic: red heart cells [11/01/2016] Following a heart attack or other heart trauma, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells. Patients are often left with little option other than heart transplants, which are rarely available, or more recently cell therapies that transplant heart cells into the patient's heart.Using skin to save the heart - Read more

DNA research offers clues on cell mutation

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Photo: Yeast Cells [08/01/2016] A team of researchers from Colorado State University has been studying DNA damage in living cells to learn more about how genetic abnormalities arise.DNA research offers clues on cell mutation - Read more

Researchers create World’s first ibuprofen patch

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Photo: ibuprofen patch [09/12/2015] Researchers at the University of Warwick have worked with Coventry-based Medherant, a Warwick spinout company, to produce and patent the World’s first ever ibuprofen patch delivering the drug directly through skin to exactly where it is needed at a consistent dose rate.Researchers create World’s first ibuprofen patch - Read more

Combining dermatologists' opinions improves skin cancer diagnostic

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Photo: Dermatologist examines a patient [23/11/2015] The accuracy of skin cancer diagnoses can be improved by combining the independent opinions of multiple dermatologists. These findings have emerged from a collaborative study among researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.Combining dermatologists' opinions improves skin cancer diagnostic - Read more

Radiotherapeutic bandage potential treatment for skin cancer

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Photo: Chirurgical bandage at a hand [30/10/2015] A radiotherapeutic bandage is being evaluated by researchers for efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an animal model. These results could confirm the viability of a new and improved strategy for the radiotherapeutic treatment of skin cancer in the clinic.Radiotherapeutic bandage potential treatment for skin cancer - Read more

Acetic acid effective against bacteria in burn wounds

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Photo: Colorful letters spell [18/09/2015] Highly diluted acetic acid, an active ingredient of household vinegar, has been shown to be an effective alternative agent to prevent infection and kill bacteria found in burn wounds.Acetic acid effective against bacteria in burn wounds - Read more

Drug for fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for cancer

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Photo: Doctor with scan of a lung [03/09/2015] A prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for skin cancer and even death, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. The team recommends physicians consider patient-specific factors that could modify the drug's risks and benefits, when providing care. Drug for fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for cancer - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing

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Photo: Physician holds an ultrasound head [16/07/2015] Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. This is particularly effective for treating diabetics and the elderly.Ultrasound accelerates skin healing - Read more

'Pulse' technology may replenish skin's collagen

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Photo: Eye and skin of a woman [02/07/2015] A team of Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical School researchers has devised a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to generate new skin tissue growth.'Pulse' technology may replenish skin's collagen - Read more

 
 

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