A particular challenge in clinical trials is recruiting potential participants. According to author Cher Zavala, there is a clear need to improve study recruitment rates — and the best way to do this is to use a multifaceted approach.
Hair follicle stem cells, which promote hair growth, can prolong their life by switching their metabolic state. In experiments conducted with mice, a research group active in Helsinki and Cologne, Germany, has demonstrated that a protein called Rictor holds a key role in the process.
The old paradigm of patients finding plastic surgeons through referrals, word-of-mouth, a surgeon's reputation, and academic pedigree is over. It's now all about social media presence, an ASAPS study suggests.
Jointechlabs – a provider of point-of-care regenerative medicine therapies – announces that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company's MiniTC for point-of-care fat tissue processing designed to obtain microfat (or fat grafts), for multiple indications.
A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn babe. The discovery by Washington State University researchers has implications for better skin wound treatment as well as preventing some of the aging process in skin, they suggest.