Biomedical technology

A gel-based sensor that detects wound infections

A team of researchers affiliated with a large number of institutions in Singapore has developed a gel-based sensor that can be used to detect infections in open wounds. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, ...

Surgery

Researchers use an app to decrease infections following surgery

Volunteer surgeons and students take part every year in medical-surgical mission Medipinas, to perform free operations for patients with no resources in the Santa Maria Josefa Hospital Foundation of Iriga City, in the Philippines. ...

Surgery

Dexamethasone treatment safe in surgery

A large scale trial by Monash University has definitively found a drug commonly used during anaesthesia before surgery to prevent nausea and vomiting does not increase the risk of a surgical wound infection as once feared.

Immunology

Rare immune cells drive gut repair

Scientists from King's College London have discovered an unexpected tissue reparative role for a rare immune cell type in the gut that could tip toward fibrosis or cancer if dysregulated. The breakthrough will have important ...

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