Health

Sunburn treatment: What works?

Great summer days are full of relaxation, fun and plenty of sunshine. Unfortunately, spending too much time in the sun can lead to a sunburn. Your skin may be inflamed, painful and feel hot to the touch.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using Vagus nerve stimulation to treat COVID sufferers

When a virus—such as SARS-CoV-2—triggers an inflammatory response in the body, this information is transmitted to the brain via the sensory nervous system. The Vagus nerve, which extends from the brain to most organs ...

Surgery

Implants use smart materials to improve bone fracture repair

For patients with a broken shin bone, a new generation of smart orthopedic implants is being developed that can not only monitor healing progression at the bone fracture site, but can use controlled micromotions to actively ...

Neuroscience

Nerve stimulation with the help of implantable mini solar cells

An international research team has successfully developed and tested a concept in which nerves are stimulated with light pulses. The method provides considerable advantages for medicine and opens up a wide range of possible ...

Health

Blueberry extract may aid wound healing

Treating wounds with an extract taken from wild blueberries may improve healing, according to a new study. The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting ...

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