wound healing

An Electrifying Way To Heal Skin Wounds

Researchers in China and the US have invented a bandage that delivers electrical pulses to speed up the healing of skin wounds in rats.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Nguyen Thi Hiep

Dr. Nguyen Thị Hiep is on a mission to promote tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in her home country of Vietnam.

Wound Healing On A Different Scale

A research group in Singapore has developed a method to use waste fish scales as a source of collagen for wound healing.

2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Winners Announced

For their outstanding contributions to their fields of research, these four women scientists from Asia received 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

Quenching Inflammation For Faster Wound Repair

A common anti-inflammatory drug could help to improve the ability of stem cells to heal chronic wounds, researchers say.

Macrophages, The Little Helpers That Heal Broken Blood Vessels (VIDEO)

Macrophages can grab the broken ends of a ruptured blood vessel in the brain and ‘stick’ them back together, helping them heal faster.

Cinnamon Compound Draws Stem Cells Into Wounds

Cinnamtannin B-1 has been shown to promote the migration of stem cells to wound sites in animal models, thereby accelerating healing.

How Shape Influences Wound Healing

Cells measure the shape of gaps in the epithelium to determine how they should move to close wounds, scientists say.

TCM Herb Could Reduce Unsightly Scarring

Shikonin, a compound extracted from the Lithospermum erythrorhizon plant, has been shown to reduce scar formation.

The Wound Healing Tug-Of-War

Tension is not always bad. Scientists have now shown that it is a necessary part of wound healing, especially where the underlying ECM has been damaged.