One doctor at Rutgers is developing wound healing technology to be used during space travel.
In laboratories all across the globe, scientists are uncovering new and exciting breakthroughs in the realm of wound healing.
For instance, a team out of Texas is blinding bacteria to prevent their spread. Meanwhile, a collective of doctors from the U.K. recently developed some intriguing new vacuum tech to treat chronic ulcers. There’s even been research into drug treatments, like how opioids may actually prevent proper wound care.
Each team has taken a different approach or tackled a unique situation or medical ailment, and that ensures a more well-rounded coverage that helps a larger pool of patients. However, few scientists have a more grand scope than Ronke Olabisi, a professor of biomedical engineering at Rutgers University.
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Though not enough people give it ample attention, your blood pressure is a huge component of your personal health. While there are often no external signs or symptoms, untreated high blood pressure – called hypertension – can lead to stroke and even heart attack.
Yet despite the many accompanying health concerns, too many people struggle with high blood pressure. In fact, according to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 75 million American adults deal with hypertension to some degree. Addressing high blood pressure not only counters those ailments, but also ensures proper wound healing.
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The use of regenerative medicine has a lot to offer the greater wound care industry. Through a series of biological modifications and interventions, doctors the world over have been able to regrow everything from ears and chunks of skin to several different organs. In the last few months alone, there have been a few exciting such breakthroughs in regeneration.
Recently, a team from California and Pennsylvania unveiled an all-natural approach to scar prevention. Publishing their findings in the journal Science, the research collective was able to manipulate skin and fat cells like myofibroblasts and adipocytes to regrow tissue layers fully in a just a few day’s time.
Now, another exciting breakthrough in regenerative medicine focuses less on skin and more on dental health.
A new therapy called Aurix promises to improve tissue regrowth for painful ulcers.
Perhaps of all the many recent advancements in the wound care industry, there is one trend that’s proved most intriguing. Over the last few years, a number of research teams have created advanced solutions for wound healing with material taken directly from the patient.
For instance, one scientist from Lehigh University is using skin cells to help create longer lasting grafts. At the same time, a team from Michigan created a special mix of polymer and stem cells to regrow bones. Doctors in China have even found stem cells in skin appendages, and that will lead to new therapies to help with chronic wounds.
Today, another important solution takes a huge step from research to approval for wide-scale use.
This database could be a great way to improve the wound care outcomes for people across the world.
There’s no denying the many technological and scientific breakthroughs that wound care specialists are using to reshape the industry. In the last few months alone, projects involving new bleeding treatments based on electrical currents and wound mats made from artificial skin have demonstrated where medicine is headed in the coming years.
And while those efforts help inspire doctors and encourage reluctant patients, it’s not always enough to have the latest devices or techniques. As many doctors are finding, there are issues with the very basics of how proper wound care is carried out. For instance, one recent study from a group out of Miami made important inroads into how to effectively use skin grafts to treat ulcers.
Now, a team from the University of Tasmania is launching a similar study to help improve the basic confines of wound care management.