Tag: "scars" at biology news
Researchers find molecule that inhibits regrowth of spinal nerve cells
...sues. Not only does myelin encourage the growth of scars
?called glial scars
?which physically block nerve cells from regrowing in the damaged area, but components of myelin als...
Restoring seagrass beds: Is it for the birds?
...cts the bird droppings are having in the propeller scars
in the shoalgrass beds. 'We hope a combination of educational signage, replanting sea oats, and a seemingly endless supply of fertilizer will bring the habitats around Robinson Island back to their peak condition," he concluded. ...
A case of mistaken molecular identity
...ses inflammation," he said. "But there are no such scars
in the eyes of Chagas patients with reduced vision." "No one knew about the night blindness, so we don't know, for instance, if Chagas patients have more accidents at night," Levin added. "That's one of many ideas to explore now. The research also...
Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation
... a patchy, unfavorable appearance, including large scars
and mismatched skin. The studies found the only way to surgically match facial skin texture, pliability and color is through facial transplantation. "There is no doubt that facial transplantation can improve the quality of life for patients, howev...
Spray-on skin relieves emotional trauma for child burn victims
...reported an improvement in the appearance of their scars
and were happier when they used the product, calle...ell said 85 percent of all children reported their scars
looked either "much better" (40 percent) or "better" (45 percent) with Microskin. "Eighty percent ...
Spinal cord bridge bypasses injury to restore mobility
...teoglycans that create molecular guardrails within scars
at the lesion site. These scars
act as a barrier to regenerating axons and result in loss of the ability to breathe or move arms or ...
Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'
...ilar rates as the civilian population, causes tiny scars
to form in the liver and can prevent blood from flowing freely through the liver. The disease has earned its silent reputation because 80 percent of the people who have it have no symptoms. While working at her clinic at the military hospital, Sjogr...
Newts which regrow their hearts
...ter a heart attack and the destroyed muscle tissue scars
over instead, following damage, a newtâ€™s heart can be completely repaired and the organâ€™s function can be completely restored. The key to this ability to regenerate are the heart muscle cells themselves. When a newtâ€™s heart sustains damage, ...