Discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction

Researchers at Cima and the Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain) have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage to this organ after infarction. These ‘restorative’ cells are a subpopulation of cardiac fibroblasts that play a fundamental role in the creation of the collagen scar…

The Real Deal on Just How Healthy 'Alternative' Sugars Are

Think that swapping out white sugar for brown or coconut sugar is earning you nutrition points? Think again. Surprisingly, “alternative” sugars aren’t necessarily healthier than the real thing. “Sugar and its alternative forms, like maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, etc., primarily contribute empty calories, meaning there’s very little nutritional value…

Novel E-Bandage helps wounds to heal faster

Since the 1960s, we know that electrical Stimulation can contribute to the healing of skin wounds. Researchers from China and the USA have now developed a flexible electric Bandage, the skin movement in a therapeutic electric field converts. It reduces the wound healing time required dramatically. Weibo Cai, Xudong Wang…