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As shown, compared to the control wounds (which only received a cellulose-based gel), both royal jelly (RJ) and defensin-1 (rDef-1) treatments facilitated healing. The authors, therefore, successfully demonstrated that defensin-1 is the active wound-healing component in royal jelly. Despite this very interesting finding, slathering royal jelly on your cuts and scrapes is definitely not the takeaway lesson. Not only would rubbing potential allergens into an open wound be a terrible idea, but the concentration of defensin-1 in royal jelly is variable. However, the authors' discovery opens the possibility that this compound could be manufactured as a therapeutic agent. Read More
The aging baby boomer population and rise in the incidence of chronic diseases has intensified focus on innovations in wound care for this difficult-to-heal patient population. Wound care developers are particularly keen on providing advanced and personalized wound repair, and remote wound monitoring and assessment by integrating advanced sensors, information/communication technologies, 3D printing, and stem cell technology with traditional wound healing products. By facilitating documentation and management, digital technologies aid in the standardization of wound care. Read More
Public health efforts regarding facial cellulitis - a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin - should focus on early treatment of the condition, according to a new scientific study. Cellulitis is usually readily treated with appropriate antibiotics and sometimes a surgical procedure. However, the authors warn that "infections that spread beyond the initial border can progress to surrounding soft tissues and bone and lead to life-threatening maxillofacial emergencies requiring hospital admission." Read More