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Nanotech-enabled moisturizer may speed healing of diabetic skin wounds

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer may speed healing of diabetic skin wounds
April 24, 2015

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new high-tech but simple skin ointment that may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet.

The ointment is the creation of Amy S. Paller, MD, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and chair of dermatology and professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of Northwestern’s Skin Disease Research Center; and Chad A. Mirkin, PhD, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, professor of medicine, chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering and director of Northwestern’s International Institute for Nanotechnology.

Senators introduce bill to improve O&P care for service members, veterans

Senators introduce bill to improve O&P care for service members, veterans

April 24, 2015
Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Chris Murphy recently joined Rep. Matt Cartwright to introduce two bills to improve orthotic and prosthetic care for U.S. service members and…
Researchers identify effective, cost-effective treatments for complex wounds

Researchers identify effective, cost-effective treatments for complex wounds

April 23, 2015
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have identified the most effective and cost-effective methods of the treatment of complex wounds, according to recently…
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Eastern Michigan University hosts First Clinics

April 23, 2015
Three First Clinic sessions were held recently at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., for people with physical or mobility challenges.The Orthotic and…
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Black and Hispanic populations underserved due to ACA provisions

April 22, 2015
Many young black and Hispanic adults are not getting the trauma care they need due to racial disparities from the dependent care provision of the ACA, according to a…
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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VIDEO: Coordinated care starts with smart management

March 13, 2015
NEW ORLEANS Coordinated care needs organized management and administration to keep patient care flowing…
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Peer mentorship provides support for amputees

February 9, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Pedro Pimenta, Hanger patient advocate, visited the Hanger Education Fair and National Meeting to…
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