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Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body's natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue. The research team, led by the University of Birmingham, believe that the findings mark the first step in a new direction for tissue regeneration with the potential to help repair bone, teeth and cartilage. Read More
Using stem cells to heal wounds is not a new concept, but up until recently testing has been largely experimental. Stem cells have been tested for skin tissue engineering and wound healing, regenerative wound healing, and at Sanford Health as a treatment for shoulder injuries. The FDA has approved the institution's second-ever adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial which is designed to treat non-healing leg ulcers. The trial began back in September of this year. Read More
Improving the provision of foot care services available to diabetes patients is "key" to cutting amputations, and potentially ulcers as well, according to UK researchers. They found the gradual introduction of 10 foot care services for diabetes patients was accompanied by a "sustained" regional reduction in major diabetes-related amputation incidence. Read More