Researchers use electricity to heal wounds three times faster
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Chronic wounds are a significant health concern, particularly for elderly people and those with diabetes where they can lead to amputation.
- Apr 26
Revolutionary discovery unearths ancient wound healing technique
The world we live in is filled with dangers from harmful bacteria and viruses to accidents and injuries - that pose a constant threat to us.
- Apr 19
Scientists use electricity to heal wounds three times faster
Chronic wounds are a major health problem for diabetic patients and the elderly – in extreme cases they can even lead to amputation.
- Mar 25
‘Smart’ bandages monitor wounds and provide targeted treatment
A new kind of smart bandage developed at Caltech may make treatment of these wounds easier, more effective, and less expensive.
- Apr 27, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches Accelerate Wound Healing
A more recent therapy that is being explored is electrical field stimulation; which accelerates wound healing with limited side effects.
- Apr 6, 2022
‘Smart dressings’ both stimulate tissue repair and report on the body’s healing processes
Dressings fail to heal over 40% of leg and foot ulcers within six months and 28% of such wounds persist for for over a year.
- Feb 9, 2022
Chimpanzees apply insects to wounds, a potential case of medication?
A research team has, for the first time, observed chimpanzees applying insects to their own wounds and the wounds of conspecifics.
- Jan 19, 2022
These tiny electric generators can accelerate wound healing
Tiny dressings that generate electricity in response to movement could accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration.
- Aug 30, 2021
Smart, light-reactive, patch could accelerate the healing of chronic wounds
Circulatory disorders, diabetes or lying in the same position for extended periods can all lead to chronic wounds that do not heal.
- Aug 11, 2021
MIT develops a bio-inspired tissue glue that seals bleeding wounds in seconds
A new adhesive that mimics the sticky substance barnacles use to cling to rocks may offer a better way to treat traumatic injuries
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