Healing skin wounds using bamboo cellulose nanocrystals

Healing skin wounds using bamboo cellulose nanocrystals

Nanobiocomposites made of bamboo cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles can accelerate healing of skin wounds in mice, new research shows1. These nanocomposites could be converted to films and ointment, useful as wound-healing dressing material. Existing wound-dressing materials have drawbacks such as foul smell, low porosity and poor-healing capacity. Some are also toxic to biological cells.Read more about Healing skin wounds using bamboo cellulose nanocrystals[…]

A brain chemical can combat depression

A brain chemical can combat depression

Astrocytes transport nutrients such as lactate to neurons. Lactate activates certain genes linked to neurons’ plasticity, particularly at the nerve junction known as synapse, contributing to the formation of long-term memory. When astrocytes’ population dwindles, lactate levels in the brain fall, causing neurons to malfunction and leading to brain disorders such as depression. Now, aRead more about A brain chemical can combat depression[…]