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Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

...ous supply of healing agent, so the material could heal itself indefinitely.” To create their self-heali...healing capability. “Currently, the material can heal cracks in the epoxy coating – analogous to small cuts in skin,” Sottos said. “The next step is to ex...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...an said. “Putting our feelings into words helps us heal better. If a friend is sad and we can get them to talk about it, that probably will make them feel better.” The right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex undergoes much of its development during a child’s preteen and teenage years. It is possible that...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...side-by-side with traditional African medicines to heal the sick. While plants have been used in African medicine to treat fever, asthma, constipation, esophageal cancer and hypertension, scientific analyses of the purported benefits of many plants is still scant. A team of researchers has now examined th...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...h remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions." Fellow researcher Dr Ryan Metcalfe is now developing genetic techniques to investigate the medicinal plants of ancient Egypt. He has designed his research to determine which modern species the ancient botanical samples are most r...

Tissue engineered scaffolding allows reproduction of cartilage tissue

...f cartilage cells, which have a limited ability to heal naturally, to replace defective cartilage tissue. Cartilage cells are extracted and seeded to the scaffold which is implanted into the body, where new cartilage tissue is grown along the structure. The study appears in the journal Artificial Organs. ...

First demonstration of new hair follicle generation in an animal model

...with wnts or other proteins that allow the skin to heal in a way that has less scarring and includes all the normal structures of the skin, such as hair follicles and oil glands, rather than just a scar,?explains Cotsarelis. By introducing more wnt proteins to the wound, the researchers found that they...

Scientists see DNA get 'sunburned' for the first time

... DNA employs some chemical reactions of its own to heal itself. But when DNA sustains too much damage, it can't replicate properly. Badly damaged cells simply die -- the effect that gives sunburn its sting. Scientists also believe that chronic damage creates mutations that lead to diseases such as skin ca...

New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies

...re are many natural ways for animals and humans to heal themselves. Also, he and his colleague Oksana Iavorovska discovered that human ovarian endometriosis is induced in sun-lovers by the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. "It’s been a privilege for me to do my work for so long and, as a matter of fa...

Cancer that colonizes our bodies

...re are many natural ways for animals and humans to heal themselves. Also, he and his colleague Oksana Iavorovska discovered that human ovarian endometriosis is induced in sun-lovers by the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. "It’s been a privilege for me to do my work for so long and, as a matter of fa...

Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies

...tem cells with the potential to repair defects and heal injuries in the body. A team led by Philippe Collas at the University of Oslo in Norway has identified certain chemical marks that allow him to predict which, among the hundreds of millions of stem cells in liposuctioned fat, are best at regenerating...

Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap

...he College of Medicine. "Essentially, our body can heal itself, and that’s why many of us live to be 80. But we can’t do things like grow an arm or finger as we did in the early stages of our development. We want to learn how to turn those systems back on in people." Recently, studies have shown humans...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating bacterial disease found primarily in central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer has been declared to be "an emerging public health threat" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Related to leprosy and tuberculosis, the Myc...

Smashing the time it takes to repair our bones

... technology that can speed up the time it takes to heal fractured and broken bones. QUT recent graduate D...derstanding of how bone cells can be stimulated to heal factures and has for the first time combined the artificial reproduction of both mechanical and elec...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...piritual journey that ultimately empowered them to heal themselves, and that's really quite an amazing therapy regimen," Dyck said. "Even interviewing the patients 40 years after their experience, I was surprised at how loyal they were to the doctors who treated them, and how powerful they said the experi...

A new approach to growing heart muscle

...fered heart attacks, and see if the new tissue can heal the damage. This work is being conducted by Francesco Migneco, M.D., a research fellow with the Artificial Heart Laboratory. Further studies will implement "bioreactors" that will expose the BEHM tissue to more of the nutrients and other conditions t...

Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury

...ll lead to long-lasting improvement in blood flow, heal ulcers, relieve pain and prevent amputations." ...

Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

...patient and place the bone over the eye to help it heal and to protect it. And in another procedure still common today, physicians enshroud the implant in a patient's tooth socket, stash the mix in the patient's cheek for a few months to encourage the growth of new tissue ?all in an effort to help a patie...

Muscle and bone from an ink-jet printer

...rove cardiac function following heart failure, and heal large bone defects in the skull. Controlling not only what types of cells differentiate from stem cells, but also gaining spatial control of stem cell differentiation, are important capabilities if researchers are to engineer replacement tissues that...

Neural stem cells lend the brain a surprising capacity for self-repair

... novel insight into the brain's natural ability to heal might ultimately have clinical implications for the treatment of brain damage, according to the researchers. The researchers found that mice whose brains were severely damaged by loss of the genes "Numb" and "Numblike" in one region just after birth...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...gineering a $2.9 million grant to find new ways to heal chronic wounds. The money will allow the center ...center. "The ultimate goal," James said, "is to heal people's wounds, save their limbs, and their lives,"...

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