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If you thought sheepskin paper, also known as vellum, is gross, get ready for "tissue paper" from Northwestern University. The material, made from organs mixed with a polymer in a multi-step process, may have a number of uses that are obvious, such as wound repair, and others that will have to be discovered. The tissue paper is made by first breaking up an organ into tiny pieces and then using well-established methods to decellularize the resulting clear goop. Read More
The aging of the Baby Boom generation and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity in the larger population have literally opened a stubborn wound - a dramatic increase in the prevalence of chronic wounds that resist basic treatments to heal them. The good news is that a steady evolution of advanced treatment technologies, including biologically-derived topical gels, natural and artificial skin replacements, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy, have provided highly effective healing solutions. Read More
A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis, as well as cell adhesion and migration. Read More