When you have a wound, your body gets to work straight away to clean it out, kill germs and repair the skin.
The body tries to plug a wound quickly to stop germs getting in through broken skin and making you sick. But behind the scenes, your blood is working hard to repair a wound.
Drips and other medical devices were potential sources of infection. But no-one expected to find hospital-acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
They may make you feel squeamish but maggots have some incredible medicinal benefits.
We’ll soon have you fighting those Klingons again.
A handheld ultrasound device could cut wound recovery times by 30% by reawakening the body's natural healing powers.
Like something straight out of a biofilm.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Biofilms have developed to let nutrients in but keep antimicrobials out.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Sandalwood: something in it?
Humans have about 350 different types of olfactory receptors in the nose, which detect odours and start a signalling process that then messages the brain. These receptors work together to give us a sense…
A model of diabetic wound management has been used to study the behaviour of a group of white blood cells, called macrophages…
Researchers trying to improve the body’s response to healing skin wounds may be able to learn from worms, according to new…