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The kidney does more than double or even triple duty compared to other organs - it extracts waste, balances body fluids, forms urine, regulates blood pressure, and secretes hormones.
AVITA Medical , a global regenerative medicine company, today announced that the results from two U.S. pivotal clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness and clinical benefits of the RECELL Autologous Cell Harvesting Device were presented at the 46th Annual Eastern Great Lakes Burn Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Researchers have identified a new mechanism involving ginsenoside Rb1, which has the ability to stimulate keratinocyte migration and promote cutaneous wound healing.
About one decade after its first benefit assessment of negative pressure wound therapy, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care is reassessing this treatment method. However, then as now, its benefit and harm are unclear.
What happens to skin cells when they are confronted with blood? A team of researchers from Oslo University Hospital, led by Emma Lång and Stig Ove Bøe, performed experiments on blood-deprived cells that were subsequently exposed to blood serum.
A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response, followed by resolution of inflammation and wound healing. A severe heart attack, however, can cause chronic and sustained inflammation that leads to heart failure and death.
Dental implant technology has advanced greatly over the past few decades, allowing for more cost effective procedures. Often, when a patient loses teeth due to trauma or disease, bone loss ensues that makes it difficult or impossible to use dentures or dental implants.
Researchers at the Salk Institute have found a way to convert the cells in open wounds into new skin cells, potentially eliminating the need for plastic surgery in the treatment of large wounds.