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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Worm’s Living in Woman’s Eye Lead to Interesting Discovery
(CNN) Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. “I looked at it, and it was moving,” recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. “And then it died...
February 13, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Second Sight Touts 1st-in-human Orion Cortical Implant
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) today announced the first trial implantation of its Orion cortical visual prosthesis system and updated on implantations of its Argus device and enrollment in an upcoming study. The first implantation procedure was performed late last month by Dr. Nader Pouratian at...
February 9, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA: Ongoing Efforts to Mitigate Impact of Saline Shortages During this Flu Season
As flu activity remains widespread across the U.S., the FDA continues to monitor this situation closely and in coordination with our colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re continuing to take steps to help ensure that people with the...
February 5, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot
UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The study was published in Advanced Materials. The simple body design...
February 1, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Kinsa the Crowdsourced Smart Thermometer Data Now Rivals the CDC at Tracking Flu Trends 
Kinsa is one of the leading digital health companies in the smart thermometer space, but the company’s mission has never been to sell thermometers. Instead, Kinsa has always seen itself as a big data company. With the recent public launch of Kinsa Insights, that...
January 22, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Interview with Lukas Weidenbacher on “Spray-On” Muscle Fibers
Few patients with heart failure are fortunate enough to receive a donor’s heart. Ventricular assist devices (or heart pumps) have been around for several years and are designed to buy time as patients wait for a transplant. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t always tolerate...
January 11, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Wound Care Product Offers the Next Step in Healing
A new antimicrobial wound dressing that uses a patient’s cells to regenerate lost tissue may soon replace antiseptics, stitches, and skin grafts now used to treat chronic wounds. The dressing promises to reduce the risk of scarring and infection while making the healing...
October 30, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Manipulating Genetic Code
Scientists have demonstrated an “incredibly powerful” ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is...
October 27, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Handful of Changes’ Make Cancer
British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of...
October 24, 2017
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