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Jul
13

New Form of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a finding that could help scientists develop ways to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

Researchers have long believed that adult stem cells contribute to wound healing in tissues like the gut and skin, but a new paper by UC San Francisco scientists — published online June 27th in Nature — found that as parasites dug into mouse intestinal walls, the gut responded by reactivating a type of cell growth previously seen in fetal tissues.

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Jul
13

KDMC Wound Care Center awarded

King’s Daughters Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in wound care. The hospital’s Wound Care Center was presented with the Dr. Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, which is given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of wound care services. “Our center’s success can be attributed to our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and professional staff,” said Kelli Rego, the center’s clinical program director.

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Jul
13

Physician receives board certification in wound management

Dr. William M. McConahey, medical director of the Wound Care Center at Sovah Health-Danville, has been awarded board certification in wound management by the American Board of Wound Management. This certification is awarded to those physicians who have studied and worked in the science of the prevention, care and treatment of acute and chronic wounds and have passed a rigorous testing process.

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Jul
12

A Silver Bullet in Reducing Infections?

Silver is precious not only for its beauty and monetary value, but it may also have significant benefits in fighting off bacterial infections. Although silver is not new in the medical world—Hippocrates described its use in wound care as far back as 400 BC—the reason silver is so effective in infection control has only recently been identified.

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Jul
12

Septin-dependent remodeling of cortical microtubule drives cell reshaping during epithelial wound healing

Wounds in embryos heal rapidly through contraction of the wound edges. Despite well-recognized significance of the actomyosin purse string for wound closure, roles for other cytoskeletal components are largely unknown. Here, we report that the septin cytoskeleton cooperates with actomyosin and microtubules to coordinate circumferential contraction of the wound margin and concentric elongation of wound-proximal cells in Xenopus laevis embryos.

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Jul
12

EvergreenHealth pumps oxygen for healing effects

Time may not actually be able to heal all wounds. An estimated 6.7 million people reported having a wound that wouldn’t get better last year, according to EvergreenHealth. Hyperbarics medicine, or oxygen therapy, is one way professionals treat those chronic ailments.

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Jul
12

Healogics Wins Aetna Workplace Wellness Award

Healogics, the wound healing experts, is proud to be one of 18 customers in Aetna’s Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to receive the 2018 Workplace Wellness Award. This award was given based on existing workplace wellness programs. “The health and wellbeing of our employees are extremely important. By providing a comprehensive wellness program, we hope to encourage our employees to make themselves a priority,” said Lynn Merritt, Healogics Chief HR Officer.

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