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  • Botulism breakthrough? Taming botulinum toxin to deliver therapeutics
    on 8 Ocak 2021 at 19:21

    Currently there’s no treatment for botulism once the toxin gets into neurons. This novel treatment neutralized the toxin with a second, modified botulinum toxin that delivered a mini antibody into the cells – reversing paralysis in mice.

  • Liquid bandage detects tissue oxygenation without the drawbacks of wired oximeters
    on 22 Aralık 2020 at 18:20

    A paint-on, transparent bandage containing phosphorescent materials reads the amount of oxygen reaching transplanted tissue — a critical component of a transplant’s success. Existing oximeter technology is complicated to use, restricts patients’ movements, and is subject to false alarms. The first human trial of the liquid bandage in women undergoing breast reconstruction after cancer found that it performed as well as a wired oximeter device, the current clinical standard.

  • Planaria flatworms can be alternative screening tool to avoid rabbit skin testing
    on 1 Ekim 2020 at 13:01

    A new, accurate screening tool for clinical skin products has been developed which uses flatworms rather than rabbits.

  • Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn’s
    on 29 Eylül 2020 at 16:35

    A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin. Researchers identified a factor in the skin of baby mice controlling hair follicle formation. When it was activated in adult mice, their skin was able to heal wounds without scarring. The reformed skin even included fur and could make goose bumps.

  • Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed
    on 14 Eylül 2020 at 17:19

    Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.

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