Medical research

Wonder wrap: New ways to protect injured limbs

The moments after a traumatic limb injury resulting from an explosive blast are critical. Blood is lost, tissue begins to dry and deteriorate, and dirt and harmful bacteria may enter the wound—increasing the risk of infection, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Curettage alone not advised for sacral giant cell tumors

(HealthDay) -- For patients with sacral giant cell tumors (GCTs), curettage alone is not recommended for surgical management, according to a study published online July 16 in The Spine Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Heavy teens have trouble managing diabetes

(AP) -- New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control.

Medical research

Body rebuilding: Researchers regenerate muscle in mice

A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door ...