wound healing

Skin cells build ‘bridges’ during wound healingNew research indicates that outer skin cells are able to unite to form a bridge during wound healing. The finding may lead to advances in tissue engineering, artificial skin design and improved wound treatment.
Fractional skin grafting techniques yield big resultsInnovative wound-healing techniques born at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine use simple technologies to capitalize on the skin’s capacity to heal after fractional injury. Devices under development — and one that’s commercially available — make multitudinous miniscule skin grafts that physicians are using to treat burns, chronic wounds and other skin problems without creating scars at tissue donor sites.
New modalities revolutionize chronic wound managementNew therapeutic modalities such as bioactive extracellular matrices, laser therapy and others have revolutionized the treatment and management of chronic wounds, allowing clinicians to achieve much faster wound closures in their patients.
Federal agency funds promising burn treatmentThe Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded a contract to Novan Therapeutics to develop a topical nitric-oxide-based burn therapy.
Scientists ID ‘first responders’ in wound healingResearchers have identified a specific type of T cell that summons other immune cells to the site of skin injuries, shedding light on how these “first responders” contribute to wound healing.
Ultrasound patch accelerates tissue repairA novel ultrasound applicator significantly accelerated tissue healing in patients with venous ulcers, according to findings from a small clinical study.
Skin glue plus analgesic blocks pain in tissue repairA topical analgesic of lidocaine-epinephrine-tetracaine decreased pain in up to 50 percent of pediatric patients undergoing wound repair with tissue adhesive, results of a new study indicate.
Frequent debridement leads to better wound healingMore frequent debridement leads to better wound healing outcomes, according to recent study results.
Dietary supplements may improve woundsA mouse model indicates that a protein-rich diet high in arginine and proline may improve chronic wound healing.