A new study has found that stem cells can aid the regrowth of cavities.
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.
Flu prevention takes a few simple steps that some people don’t always follow.
Every winter season, countless Americans come down with the cold or flu. These issues affect people of all ages and health backgrounds, and having the cold or flu can range from minor annoyance to a more serious medical concern that requires hospitalization. These bugs can be so severe that, as the Yale Scientific pointed out, your immune system becomes impeded. In turn, this lowered defense can impact your greater wellbeing, like delaying proper wound healing. That’s why it’s so essential to take as many steps as possible to protect yourself from or reduce the impact of the cold or flu.
Engineered spider silk thread could help combat infections among patients with diabetic foot ulcers and similar injuries.
It’s long been established that spider silk can actually help heal wounds of varying type and severity.
Some of the most recent research into the benefits of spider silk came from the University of Akron in Ohio. Back in 2012, a team from the polymer sciences department created a special synthetic thread that could help heal damaged tendons. Right around the same time, a group from Germany’s RWTH Aachen University had a similar breakthrough with silk, though their thread also had engineering uses in airplane construction and maintenance.
Now, yet another new development with spider silk has occurred courtesy of a team from the University of Nottingham in the U.K.
A new scientific review has added further data to the effectiveness of treating wounds via electrical stimulation therapy.
In the wound care industry especially, ongoing research is essential to continued success for patients. As a result, there are always exciting studies being undertaken to uncover new truths about the human body or to develop new products like advanced dressings and skin repair tools.
However, for studies to make a difference in the real world, they have to be verified, and that comes during the lengthy peer-review process. By examining the results of studies multiple times, scientists can gauge just how these discoveries or devices will fair in the real world.
Most recently, one such review was published in the Journal of Chronic Wound Care Management and Research, featuring essential information about treating wounds via electrical stimulation therapy.
Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity.
Anyone who has spent a night tossing and turning knows the frustration and lack of productivity that follows the very next day. Sleeplessness as a whole has become a huge issue in recent years: Per a December 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans didn’t get enough ZZZs at least once in a week-long span.
A lack of proper rest doesn’t just cause you to feel agitated or prevent you from getting work done but can also increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes and impact normal wound healing.