Study: Monoclonal antibody effective against atopic dermatitis | Hospitals don't always agree on pressure sores, study says | Scientists explore cell reprogramming for wound healing
August 9, 2017
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Study: Monoclonal antibody effective against atopic dermatitis
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced a successful midstage clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody, GBR 830, for treatment of atopic dermatitis. The company said it would launch a Phase IIb trial early in 2018.
The Economic Times (India)/Press Trust of India (8/1) 
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Hospitals don't always agree on pressure sores, study says
A study in BMJ Quality and Safety found hospitals did not always agree on the definition of a pressure sore or the progression of one. Hospitals had the highest level of agreement when patients were transferred between acute care facilities and the lowest when patients transferred from a skilled nursing facility to an acute inpatient hospital.
MedPage Today (free registration) (8/4) 
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Scientists explore cell reprogramming for wound healing
Ohio State University scientists are investigating a wound-healing method in which a small computer chip placed on the wound site delivers programmed DNA or RNA cells into living skin cells through an electrical field. The tissue nanotransfection technique is expected to be in human trials by next year and may have potential against peripheral vascular disease.
ABC News (8/7) 
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Thin biomaterials could improve wound healing
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed thin flexible biomaterials, combining structural proteins from animal organs with polymers, that could be used for wound healing and regenerative medicine, as well as other applications. The processed material retains its biochemical and protein architecture, which stimulates cells to grow in specific ways, researchers said.
R&D Magazine online (8/7) 
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Wound-healing trials at Drexel to investigate ultrasound therapy
Researchers at Drexel University are developing a noninvasive treatment for chronic wounds that uses low-frequency ultrasound applied directly to the wound. Randomized, double-blinded clinical trials will take place over the next five years to verify the efficacy of the treatment and how it works on a cellular level, the Drexel researchers write in this commentary, a response to a report criticizing the lack of academic research for chronic wounds.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/4) 
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Health Policy & Regulation
Efforts to stabilize markets may not materialize in time for 2018
Although Congressional Republicans have said they want to take steps to stabilize the individual insurance market, concrete action could come too late. Insurers have spent months stressing the need for clarity on cost-sharing reduction payments and calling for other measures, but now Congress is out of town for a month, and in most states, health plans need to finalize rates in the next two weeks and finalize contracts for 2018 by the end of September.
Politico (8/4) 
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