Negative pressure therapy offers benefits to patients.
In the search for strategies to promote wound healing, medical researchers discovered that negative pressure offers a number of benefits.
Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime
Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re making tea or curling your hair, one wrong move can leave you with a painful, pesky, first-degree injury. These wounds, while still important to attend to, can often be taken care of at home.
New genetic studies of shark species has found insight into their powerful immune systems that one day might aid humans
In the past, we’ve touched on just how essential fish are when it comes to advancing wound care research. For instance, studying the zebrafish has given scientists important new insights into how to address issues with tissue regeneration and inflammation.
Harvard researchers have created a new kind of device that could create new dressing types for the wound care industry.
In most of the recent developments that advance wound healing, whether they’re an ultrasound diagnostic tool or a wearable system for preventing ulcers, one thread connects all of these technologies: portability. Having something that’s quick to use and easy to carry around is essential for proper wound care, especially in emergency situations or for use on the battlefield.
The fish in question, tilapia, is said to help prevent infections and can heal severe wounds in under two weeks. .
The use of animal products is common in the wound care industry. However, no animal has proven quite as beneficial as the fish. In spring 2015, a group of researchers from Shanghai found that the skin of several fish species can be more effective than collagen in providing fast and effective wound healing.
Since then, fish have become the focus of several similar studies. In March 2016, doctors from Duke University used zebrafish to study how skin heals and potentially streamline that process. Then, in July 2016, scientists in England created a new form of dressing with Atlantic cod, which greatly improved healing rates.