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  • Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt

    06/07/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 2, 2016 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    A new research report appearing in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery, made by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. "In some instances, such as diabetes, the body's ability to heal is compromised and wounds can become infected. In instances where there is a lack of macrophages present, the application of 'synthetic' electric...
  • Angel's Glow: The Bacterium that Saved Civil War Soldiers

    08/01/2015 5:39:54 PM PDT · by Talisker · 33 replies
    Kids Discover ^ | August 19, 2013
    As the sun went down after the 1862 Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, some soldiers noticed that their wounds were glowing a faint blue. Many men waited on the rainy, muddy Tennessee battlefield for two days that April, until medics could treat them. Once they were taken to field hospitals, the troops with glowing wounds were more likely to survive their injuries — and to get better faster. Thus the mysterious blue light was dubbed “Angel’s Glow.” In 2001, 17-year-old Civil War buff Bill Martin visited the Shiloh battlefield with his family and heard the legend of Angel’s...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Number 4: CEO of American Title Found Dead With Self Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds

    02/07/2014 8:27:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2014 | Debra Heine
    In response to Three Prominent Bankers Found Dead From Apparent Suicides Inside A Week: On Monday I reported on the odd rash of suicides by financial execs in just the span of a week. There's one more rather grisly death to add to the growing list. Following the apparent suicides of 2 London bankers and a former Fed economist in the US, the Denver Post is reporting that Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted nail-gun wounds.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Family sugar remedy tested for healing people's wounds

    02/15/2013 10:03:49 AM PST · by Freeport · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 February 2013 | N/A
    A nurse is researching whether an old family remedy using sugar to heal wounds does actually work. Moses Murandu, from Zimbabwe, grew up watching his father use granulated sugar to treat wounds. Sugar is thought to draw water away from wounds and prevent bacteria from multiplying. Early results from a trial on 35 hospital patients in Birmingham are encouraging, but more research is needed. One of the patients who received sugar treatment on a wound was 62-year-old Alan Bayliss from Birmingham. He had undergone an above-the knee amputation on his right leg at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and, as...
  • How Maggots Heal Wounds

    12/06/2012 9:07:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 101 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 December 2012 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Creepy, yet calming. Maggots' excretions soothe inflamed wounds, speeding healing. Credit: Cory Doctorow Yes, maggots are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But that slime is a remarkable healing balm, used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Now, researchers say they've figured out how the fly larvae work their magic: They suppress our immune system. Maggots are efficient consumers of dead tissue. They munch on rotting flesh, leaving healthy tissue practically unscathed. Physicians in Napoleon's army used the larvae to clean wounds. In World War I, American surgeon William Baer noticed that soldiers with maggot-infested gashes didn't...
  • Diabetes Complication Responds to Topical Statin Drug

    11/30/2012 12:09:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | November 29, 2012 | Deborah Mitchell
    People with diabetes face the possibility of a number of serious complications, including poor wound healing. Now a new study has found that application of a topical statin drug speeds up wound healing in mice with diabetes.Could a statin drug help diabetic wound healing? Diabetes has several characteristics that make recovering from wounds more challenging. For example, people with diabetes have a weakened immune system, which makes healing more problematic. Nerve damage (neuropathy), which is common in diabetes, can make individuals unable to feel the pain associated with a cut or blister until it becomes infected. Diabetes is also...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/07/2012 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 111 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/6/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I am still recovering from the election but I feel a deep commitment to getting the true story of what happened at Benghazi out to the public. I originally posted this article at 12:49 AM PST yesterday morning and that was a mistake. So I hope it is okay to repost it tonight at a more decent hour. This is a draft version. It is brief, 5 min 05 seconds, because I realized after posting Part 1 (14 mins+) that it is too much to ask my fellow Freepers to watch a long video with no knowledge of who I...
  • Discovery Promises Unique Medicine for Treatment of Chronic and Diabetic Wounds

    05/28/2012 11:43:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 28, 2012 | NA
    A unique new medicine that can start and accelerate healing of diabetic and other chronic wounds is being developed at Umeå University in Sweden. After several years of successful experimental research, it is now ready for clinical testing. Behind this new medicine is a group of researchers at the Department of Medical Chemistry and Biophysics who have made the unique finding that the protein plasminogen is a key-regulator that initiates and accelerates wound healing by triggering the inflammatory reaction. Their discovery is now being published in the journal Blood. “Today we have the knowledge needed to develop a medicine,” says...
  • Nanoscale engineering of wound beds

    04/12/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 12 April 2012 | Alisa Becker
    A collagen-binding peptide with applications in wound healing has been developed by scientists in the US. The peptide is able to invade the strands of collagen, forming a strong and stable non-covalent bond at room temperature. Pendant drug molecules could be attached to the peptide and anchored at the wound site to aid wound healing. Representation of a collagen mimetic peptide (CMP) annealing to damaged collagen to anchor a molecule (X) in a wound bed Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and makes up three quarters of the dry weight of skin. It is formed from three...

    04/11/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Modern Survival Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Doc Morgan
    here are essentially two ways to heal a wound: 1) Primary intent: bringing the wound edges together via bandage, suture, or glue. 2) Secondary intent: allowing the wound to heal “as is” when primary intent is not indicated (such as a very contaminated, dirty wound with multiple deep entry points). It’s important to close a wound by primary intent for several reasons: 1) Hemostasis (stopping bleeding): because if you lacerated a vessel with your injury, you will need to ligate it somehow. Granted, if you lacerate a major artery, you will just need to apply pressure because ligating it may...
  • Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives by by plugging bullet holes with his fingers (Hoorah!)

    12/28/2011 10:41:30 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 10 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2011 | Paul Thompson and Mark Duell
    A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers. Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, 29, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him. He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound.
  • Obama to Democrats: No time to "lick our wounds"

    02/06/2010 3:36:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats on Saturday this is no time to "lick our wounds and try to hang on" and vowed instead to press ahead with financial regulatory and healthcare reforms. ... Obama came out swinging at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, accusing Republicans of caring more about "scoring political points" than solving the country's pressing problems like high unemployment. But Obama presented no new ideas on how the Democrats could overcome obstacles that have stalled his domestic priorities. The political climate in Washington has become more fractured as lawmakers adjust to a...
  • What are the Wounds of War? (barf alert)

    05/13/2008 8:53:00 AM PDT · by CRBDeuce · 8 replies · 156+ views
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2008 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN
    WASHINGTON -- Centuries before Iraq and Afghanistan, George Washington created the Purple Heart to honor troops wounded in combat. But with an increasing number of troops being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the modern military is debating an idea Gen. Washington never considered -- awarding one of the nation's top military citations to veterans with psychological wounds, not just physical ones. Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered cautious support...
  • Stem cell initiative is set to aid wounded

    04/19/2008 10:43:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 92+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 19 April 2008 | By Lisa Burgess
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Pentagon is launching a multimillion dollar initiative to regrow skin, muscles, ears, noses and even new limbs for wounded servicemembers, using their own stem cells. The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, or AFIRM, is a five-year, Army-led cooperative program using cutting-edge stem cell research to treat badly wounded servicemembers. “You often hear people talking about a conflict having a ‘signature wound,’” Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the Army’s surgeon general, told reporters at a Thursday news conference announcing the new institute. “Well, the signature weapon of this war is blast.” Some of AFIRM’s earliest work...
  • New Hope for Chronically Wounded (adult stem cells)

    01/07/2008 10:06:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 103+ views
    scenta ^ | 07 Jan 2008
    A new surgical technique pioneered at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy in Leipzig may allow for patients to receive grafted ‘artificial’ skin grown using their own cells. The procedure, called the EpiDex® technique, has been developed with euroderm GmbH, and could replace traditional treatments which involve taking skin from another part of the patient’s body. If successful, the new process would eliminate the additional scarring, with which patients suffer at the donor area (usually the thigh), but would still have the same chances of success for the graft taking. “If we produce this skin using the recently approved EpiDex®...
  • Gunman opens fire in Caesars Palace casino, wounds 2 (early Saturday morning,may be gang related)

    08/04/2007 4:34:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 910+ views
    Two people were wounded in a Las Vegas Strip casino Saturday after a man knocked down in a fist fight retrieved a gun and opened fire, police reported. The gunshots rang out soon after a fight involving several people began about 4 a.m. near an elevator leading to a parking garage at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino, said Officer Ramon Denby of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. "Blows were landed, one guy was knocked to the floor," Denby said. "The gentleman who was knocked to the floor got into the elevator, went upstairs and got a firearm." The man returned...
  • How to Heal Wounds Faster

    06/01/2007 4:10:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 640+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 5/30/07 | Jennifer Chu
    A platelet-rich gel derived from one's own blood could speed up the healing of wounds and cuts.Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say that a topical gel derived from a patient's own blood may help prevent infection while speeding up the healing process. The finding could mean that, in the not too distant future, a concentrated "cocktail" of a person's own blood could be used to help dress wounds, particularly in patients with diabetes or other disorders that slow the healing process. Blood's healing effects lie in its platelets--sticky, disc-shaped molecules that naturally flock to the site of a wound,...
  • China And India Aim To Heal Old Wounds

    11/20/2006 6:23:44 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 274+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | 11-21-2006 | Peter Foster
    China and India aim to heal old wounds By Peter Foster in New Delhi Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 21/11/2006 The leaders of the world's two most populous nations, China and India, will meet in New Delhi today in the hope that expanding trade can heal more than four decades of antipathy and suspicion. Hu Jintao, is making the first visit to India by a Chinese president for a decade. He will meet the Indian premier, Dr Manmohan Singh, for talks aimed at improving relations between the emerging economic giants of Asia. Despite trade between India and China expected to reach...