A New Understanding of How Loose RNA Affects Skin Cells May Lead to Novel Therapies

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which certain skin rejuvenation techniques work.


New Model Helps Understand How Electricity Promotes Healing of Wounds

Researchers have discovered just how electrical stimulation helps to promote wound healing. Stimulating cells with electrical charges causes the cells to move toward the center of the wound, according to researchers of a new study. They discovered this with the help of a new tool that predicts how cells migrate within a wound, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology (June 15, 2019; 478:58-73).

Increase in flesh-eating bacteria may be caused by climate change

Five people have been infected by the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus in a region of the East Coast of the United States which had previously seen only one case in nearly a decade and researchers at Cooper University in New Jersey have said this may be a result of climate change. Five individuals from Delaware Bay were infected with the flesh eating bacteria during the summers of 2017 and 2018, according to a letter published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine (June 18, 2019).

S. Aureus Bacteria Infection Puts Children with Eczema at High Risk for Food Allergies

Food allergies can be triggered in children with eczema if they become infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteria, according to a new study. Researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (May 31, 2019, published online ahead of print) sought to investigate the link between S aureus, eczema, and food allergies such as sensitivity to peanuts and eggs.