NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Findings may have immediate impact on clinical practice WHAT Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. Doctors all over the world have debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels…

How sperm stem cells maintain their number

The steady production of sperm relies on the number of sperm stem cells in the testis remaining constant. Researchers including Asst. Prof. Yu Kitadate and Prof. Shosei Yoshida (developmental biologists at the National Institute for Basic Biology within the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan) and Prof. Benjamin Simons (a theoretical physicist at the…

Mesenchymal stems cells: Vital role in repair of damaged organs

In adults, mesenchymal stems cells (MSCs) are primarily found in bone marrow and they play a vital role in repair of damaged organs. The transformation of a single MSC into complex tissue like cartilage and bone starts with its association with other MSCs in order to form microscopic clusters via a process termed as condensation….

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. With Immense pleasure, Wound Care 2019 along with the Organizing Committee Members invites all the participants from all across the globe to attend 2nd International Conference on Wound Care, Tissue Repair and Regenerative…

New nano-sized optical fiber determines waves from live cells

Recently, researchers from California have developed a totally new nanofiber device that is almost 100 times thinner than a human hair. Moreover, the nano-sized optical fiber is highly sensitive and is able to determine forces down to 160 femtonewtons that are ten trillion times smaller than a newton. Thus, the researchers put the optical fibers…

Ulcers from diabetes? New shoe insole could provide healing on-the-go

Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers…

Novel combination therapy promotes wound healing

By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control treatments. Results from the combination therapy, which was tested in mice, were published online today in Advances in Wound Care. With Immense pleasure, Wound Care 2019 along…

Silicon photonics: the next revolution

From the world’s fastest supercomputers to your laptop or phone, almost all modern devices still rely on electric wiring to transmit data – a technology dating back to 19th-century telegraphs. Cheap and reliable, copper wire has linked ever larger quantities of transistors and support circuitry on ever smaller chips for decades. Yet as we rapidly…

New materials could ‘drive wound healing’ by harnessing natural healing methods

Materials are widely used to help heal wounds: Collagen sponges help treat burns and pressure sores, and scaffold-like implants are used to repair bones. However, the process of tissue repair changes over time, so scientists are developing bio materials that interact with tissues as healing takes place. With Immense pleasure, Wound Care 2019 along with the Organizing Committee…

New medications provide better treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders

Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University’s Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders. 12th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry during May 20-21, 2019 at Berlin, Germany.  The conference emphasizes the theme “Exploring the Challenges in Pharmaceutical Chemistry &…