Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

The key to accelerated daytime wound healing, the scientists found, was that skin cells moved more rapidly to repair the wound and there was also more collagen, the main structural protein in skin, deposited around the wound site

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchersOur internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?

Although antibiotics are used in wound treatments, multidrug resistance is common and infections persist. Could bacteria provide much-needed strategies to prevent life-threatening infections? Scientists are searching for alternatives

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?Our skin provides a natural barrier to the environment. This is crucial for our health, as skin protects us from invasive pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. When the skin barrier is damaged, these pathogens are ready to make their way into the body to colonise it. This is particularly dangerous if the bacteria in […]

Burns hospital opens butterfly garden that heals patients

Appreciating NBC’s efforts, plastic surgeons said therapeutic healing is a recognised therapy worldwide. Patients at National Burns Centre (NBC) will be taken to the garden for half-an-hour every day

Burns hospital opens butterfly garden that heals patientsMany studies carried out across the world have emphasised and affirmed the general belief that spending time in nature can heal a person. Taking a cue from this, Navi Mumbai’s National Burns Centre (NBC), specialised centre for burns treatment and rehabilitation, has built a butterfly garden to help in healing and rehabilitating patients who have […]

Teen develops bandage which doesn’t need to be changed

The student has developed a sensor for bandages that will update doctors about moisture level without having to remove the dressings

Teen develops bandage which doesn’t need to be changedAn Oregan seventh-grader’s innovation of bandage with a sensor was placed in top eight in Google’s International Science Contest and it even won the Lego Education Builder Award. Naiknawa developed a sensor for bandages that will update the doctor about moisture level without having to remove the dressings. Checking bandages too often can actually be […]