Image of the Day: On the Mend
Image of the Day: On the Mend
Reprogrammed cells fix wounds in living mice.
Image of the Day: On the Mend
Image of the Day: On the Mend

Reprogrammed cells fix wounds in living mice.

Reprogrammed cells fix wounds in living mice.

wound healing
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 28, 2018
Previously considered immobile, these cells swoop in to seal epithelial holes and clean up cellular detritus.  
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2017
Biomedical engineer Kyle Quinn fends off a frenzied Internet mob after being wrongly identified as a Charlottesville protester.
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Straighten Out
Straighten Out
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2015
Forces from bidirectional growth plates mechanically realign broken bones in infant mice.
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2014
Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.
The Wound Microbiome
The Wound Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2014
Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.
Sticking Power
Sticking Power
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013
An adhesive inspired by a parasitic worm could help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.
Worm Bandage
Worm Bandage
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013
Biomimicry yields a new type of patch that may help wounds heal faster.