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A modern way to heal old wounds
19-October-2016

Smart bandage technology provides instant updates on the condition of chronic wounds through a mobile phone app.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Why is skin thick on the soles of the feet?
18-October-2016

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has established a method for capturing live, three-dimensional, high-resolution images deep within the skin of living mice, casting light on the precise manner in which cells divide to maintain the thick outer layer of skin.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University
 
The healing potential of crab shells
17-October-2016

Combining a sugar derived from crab and shrimp shells with nanomaterials could lead to applications that enhance bone regeneration and wound healing.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science
 
Cold medicine could stop cancer spread
17-October-2016

Hokkaido University researchers have discovered that a nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating colds suppresses the spread of bladder cancers and reduces their chemoresistance in mice, raising hopes of a future cure for advanced bladder cancers.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Novel Target for Diabetes Drug Identified as Ion Exchanger
13-October-2016

Nagoya University-led researchers use nematode worms as a model to identify a new target of the type 2 diabetes drug metformin; ion exchanger protein NHX-5 and its related protein in fruit flies are potential metformin targets, suggesting the drug controls the cellular endocytic cycle.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University
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