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Some studies suggest anti-inflammatory drugs can slow wound healing and bone repair. New research reveals our natural circadian clocks play a major role in healing, and anti-inflammatory drugs may be more effective if taken in the morning.
When it comes to repairing bone injuries or defects, some scientists have been experimenting with what's known as bone morphogenetic protein. It does have some limitations, but those could soon be overcome through the use of a new biomaterial.
Although essential oils are typically associated with aromatherapy, new research indicates that medicines based on them could also help to heal skin wounds. It all comes own to a certain substance in some of the oils, that reduces inflammation.
With a few experimental exceptions, bandages generally just cover wounds, as opposed to actively healing them. That's not the case with a new heat-activated "active adhesive dressing" (AAD), however, which forgoes antibiotics while mimicking embryonic skin... Continue Reading Hydrogel bandage uses body heat to speed wound healing Category: Medical Tags: Dressings Harvard He
You definitely don't want to be on the receiving end of a lightning strike, but in the right doses the stuff may have a healing effect. A new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that the electromagnetic fields given off by lightning activity around the world could protect living cells from certain kinds of damage, which may have had implications for the evolution of life on Earth... Co
For some time now, scientists have known that electrical currents can help heal chronic wounds. And while there are electrotherapy units that are in use, they can be quite bulky and complex. That's why researchers have created an "electric bandage" that's powered by the motion of the body... Continue Reading Motion-powered electric bandage speeds healing by zapping wounds Category: Medica
Although we've already heard about hydrogels that help to heal chronic wounds, the University of New Hampshire's Asst. Prof. Kyung Jae Jeong states that most of them have a shortcoming – they're not porous enough. An inexpensive micro-hole-filled gel made by his team, however, is claimed to perform much better... Continue Reading New healing hydrogel is full of holes Category: Medical Ta


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