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Jan
18

Biologically Inspired, Cell‐Selective Release of Aptamer‐Trapped Growth Factors by Traction Forces

Biomaterial scaffolds that are designed to incorporate dynamic, spatiotemporal information have the potential to interface with cells and tissues to direct behavior. Here, a bioinspired, programmable nanotechnology‐based platform is described that harnesses cellular traction forces to activate growth factors, eliminating the need for exogenous triggers (e.g., light), spatially diffuse triggers (e.g., enzymes, pH changes), or passive activation (e.g., hydrolysis).

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Jan
18

Fish skin grafts are doctors’ new way to heal wounds on burn victims and diabetics

Chilly waters off the coast of Iceland have yielded an unlikely tool for healing humans’ tough-to-treat wounds: the skins of wild cod. After it’s cleaned, doctors can apply the fish skin to troublesome chronic wounds to ease pain and encourage human skin to heal underneath, according to Kerecis, an Icelandic company that makes several fish skin products and sells them across Europe, the United States and Asia.

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Jan
16

HMP Renames Ostomy Wound Management Journal Wound Management & Prevention

HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that its premier wound care journal, Ostomy Wound Management, has been renamed Wound Management & Prevention. The name change not only reflects the shift seen in the healthcare industry to a broader focus on all aspects of wound care, but it also matches the journal’s already evolving content covering these expanded topic areas.

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Jan
16

FLORIDA TODAY Business Briefs

Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation about chronic wounds with a tour of the wound healing center as part of its HealthBridge series. Help for Chronic Wounds is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Parrish Healthcare Center, located at 5005 Port St. John Parkway in Port St. John.

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Jan
14

Do you suffer from a non-healing wound?

In the United States, 6.7 million people are affected by chronic wounds. This number is expected to increase two percent annually over the next decade. Contributing factors include an aging population, increasing rates of disease such as diabetes and obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy.

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