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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

Chip under the skin for more precise medicine

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Photo: Little chip held between two fingers [28/05/2015] The future of medicine lies in ever-greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff relies on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes hours - or even days - of analysis.Chip under the skin for more precise medicine - Read more

Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia

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Photo: Tiny skin wound is sewn up [12/05/2015] Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital "Ramón y Cajal" (IRYCIS have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five.Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia - Read more

Detecting skin cancer quickly

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Photo: Woman controlling dermascanner on a display [05/05/2015] Melanoma is aggressive and life-threatening. If it is not detected early, the prospects of recovery drop. Screening is complicated, though. Together with several project partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists with diagnosis.Detecting skin cancer quickly - Read more

Statutory Skin Cancer Screening: "This is not just about mortality rates"

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[04/05/2015] Since the end of April 2015, the long-awaited evaluation report on the skin cancer screening programs offered by German health insurance providers is now finally available. We spoke with Dr. Ralph von Kiedrowski, Board Member of the German Dermatologist Association (German: Berufsverband Deutscher Dermatologen) on what the screening can accomplish and his take on the G-BA report.Statutory Skin Cancer Screening: "This is not just about mortality rates" - Read more

New antibody therapy improves psoriasis symptoms

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Photo: A sample from one psoriasis patient [16/03/2015] Only a single treatment produced what researchers describe as 'rapid, substantial, and durable clinical improvement'.New antibody therapy improves psoriasis symptoms - Read more

Hand washing focus in hospitals leads to dermatitis

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Photo: Team of physicians washing their hands [13/02/2015] Researchers from the University's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by dermatologists to a national database which is run by the University (THOR), between 1996 and 2012. Sixty percent of eligible UK dermatologists used this database which is designed to report skin problems caused or aggravated by work.Hand washing focus in hospitals leads to dermatitis - Read more

Tattoo monitors glucose levels without needle

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Photo: Patch with printed electronics on an arm [16/01/2015] Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.Tattoo monitors glucose levels without needle - Read more

ARTcut: Standardized injury of skin models for wound healing research

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[08/12/2014] Comparative research models are indispensable in wound healing research to evaluate new treatments of chronic wounds. Consequently, studies need to exhibit equivalent basic prerequisites and be conducted on similar wounds. This is why a team of researchers is working on an automated process to place standardized wounds in skin models.ARTcut: Standardized injury of skin models for wound healing research - Read more

 
 

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