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Study: Keloids linked to early onset and late stage breast cancer
Findings from a new study conducted by researchers at Henry Ford Health System suggest a link between keloids and increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly among African Americans. Keloids are benign fibroproliferative tumors, which can result in excessive growths of scar-like tissue on the skin. Keloids have been reported to affect some 11 million people worldwide. Despite this prevalence, the exact cause of keloid formation is unknown. (2019-01-24)

New nanoparticles help to detect serious scarring of wounds
A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Northwestern University in the United States. (2018-06-04)

Study shows increased risk of uterine fibroids in African-American women with a common form of hair
In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids (2017-12-28)

NTU scientists develop patch which could improve healing and reduce scarring
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new gel patch prototype that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimising the formation of scars. (2017-09-25)

Healing wounds with cell therapy
An experimental treatment in mice allows the reprogramming of blood cells in order to promote the healing process of cutaneous wounds. This new therapeutic approach presented recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology could prove to be beneficial in healing challenging wounds in diabetics and major-burn victims. (2017-05-29)

Stopping scars before they form
Most people start racking up scars from an early age with scraped knees and elbows. While many of these fade over time, more severe types such as keloids and scars from burns are largely untreatable, and can carry the stigma of disfigurement. Now scientists are developing new compounds that could stop scars from forming in the first place. The researchers present their work at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2016-08-21)

Gene may open door for improved keloid, scar treatment
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have identified a gene that may offer a better understanding of how keloid scars develop and potentially open the door to improved treatment for the often painful, itchy and tender scars. The study is the first to demonstrate that an altered AHNAK gene may have a significant biological role in keloid development. (2015-01-23)

Long-term complication rate low in nose job using patient's own rib cartilage
Using a patient's own rib cartilage for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (2014-11-27)

Breakthrough drug-eluting patch stops scar growth and reduces scar tissues
This new invention provides a simple, affordable and -- most importantly -- highly effective way for patients to self-treat keloid scars. It is a special patch made from polymers fabricated into microneedles, which are loaded with the US FDA-approved scar-reducing drug, 5-fluorouracil. Self-administered by patients, the microneedles attach the patch to scar tissue and allow sustained drug-release. (2014-06-23)

Study: New genes identified may unlock mystery of keloid development
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development and provide insight for more effective treatment. (2014-05-29)

Lasers deemed highly effective treatment for excessive scars
Current laser therapy approaches are effective for treating excessive scars resulting from abnormal wound healing, concludes a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2013-11-27)

African-Americans 7 times more likely to have keloid scarring of the head, neck
African-Americans are seven times more likely than Caucasians to develop an excessive growth of thick, irregularly shaped and raised scarring on their skin -- known as a keloid -- following head and neck surgery, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (2012-03-06)

Study evaluates pressure device worn on the ear at night as treatment for scar tissue
A study of seven patients examined use of a pressure device worn overnight to supplement other therapy for auricular keloids (scar tissue buildup of the ear), as reported in an article published online first today by Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-08-15)

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