When we have small wounds on our skin or muscles they can usually heal by themselves. But in deeper wounds – such as those in diabetic patients or in muscle tissue after a heart attack – repair is more difficult. These sorts of issues often require more serious treatments, and may eventually need amputation or… Read more

Meningeal lymphatic vessels in the brain, newly discovered in 2014, play an essential role in maintaining a healthy homeostasis in aging brains and could be a new target for treatment, new research from a team of neuroscientists and engineers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia indicates. The work sheds fresh light on the… Read more

Flare-responsive hydrogel could be a promising next-generation drug delivery approach for treatment of inflammatory arthritis, new research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital indicates. The unpredictable and often sudden worsening of arthritis symptoms, known as Arthritis flares, can be debilitating. These episodes can make the management of inflammatory arthritis, which includes rheumatoid arthritis and… Read more

Tests on diabetic animal models conducted at Rice University showed an injectable hydrogel significantly accelerated wound healing compared with another hydrogel often used in clinics. The multidomain peptide (MDP) hydrogel known by its amino acid sequence – K2(SL)6K2 – has in a recent study proven useful for the timed release of immunotherapy drugs. It has… Read more

A research team from Johns Hopkins University in the USA have recreated human brain-microvessels within the lab. This is important as replicating brain-microvessels and the blood-brain barrier is crucial to studying both healthy function of brain blood vessels and the function and mechanisms of this in disease. Multiple diseases affect the blood vessels of the… Read more