Archive for August, 2017

Study Reveals that a Molecule in Human Saliva Has Potential for Wound Healing

Certain properties in saliva help speed up wound healing, according to University of Chile Professor Vicente Torres and his research team. The team’s research aimed to find out why wounds in the mouth heal faster and better than wounds in other parts of the body. Prior to this study, it was already known that saliva […]

A Royal Jelly Molecule Speeds Up Wound Healing, Finds Study

The topical antiseptic properties of honey have received much acclaim. Royal jelly (RJ) is the superfood worker bees secrete and feed all their larvae, especially the queen bees. RJ has successfully been used as a remedy in wound healing. RJ has multiple effects, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities, in various cell types. A recent […]

Study Finds Stem Cells Can Improve Corneal Wound Healing

As the anterior-most structure of the eye, the cornea plays an important role in vision and is prone to potential injuries, infections and other disease conditions. Recent research conducted by the team at Cedars Sinai Medical Center has found that by using corneal stem cells, corneal injuries from burns, abrasions, contact lens problems, insufficient tear […]

Smoking and Wound Healing – Are They Linked?

It has been proven that smoking adversely impacts the wound healing process. The wound healing process comprises inflammatory, proliferative, maturation and remodeling stages. Wound care consulting involves documentation of these stages. Cigarettes contain harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, nicotine and cyanide derivatives that can negatively influence these healing stages. According to the Centers for […]