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ConvaTec hires Genus chief to heal City wounds

ConvaTec hires Genus chief to heal City wounds

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The embattled‎ medical devices maker ConvaTec will announce a sweeping boardroom overhaul on Monday including the departure of chairman Sir Christopher Gent, one of the most prominent figures in British business.Sky News has learnt that ConvaTec, which has seen its shares slump since listing in 2016, will say that Karim Bitar, currently chief executive of animal genetics company Genus‎, will join it in the same role. His appointment will come ‎more than five months after Paul Moraviec stepped down as the boss of ConvaTec, which makes devices such as catheters and colostomy bags.Mr Bitar's arrival is intended to inject some momentum into a turnaround at the FTSE-250 company, which has a market value of £2....
Medications may not heal long-term knee pain, study says

Medications may not heal long-term knee pain, study says

Health
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Drugs long thought to soothe long-term knee pain may not actually work, a study says. The research, published Friday in JAMA, come from 47 trials over the course of a year. The work found that only two drugs had any level of significant effectiveness, even though those drugs were only mildly successful. "This is the first meta-analysis in osteoarthritis (OA) that takes into account only long-term (defined as at least 12-month duration) clinical trials," Lucio Rovati, a researcher at Department of Medicine and Surgery and study author, told UPI in an email interview. "Analysis of long-term data is particularly important because OA (knee OA in our case, i.e. the most common form and joint localization of OA) is a chronic and progressive disease, but most medications are stu...
Turning wound cells into skin cells may help doctors heal ulcers

Turning wound cells into skin cells may help doctors heal ulcers

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a technique to convert cells in open wounds into skin cells as an alternative to plastic surgery for treatment of large cutaneous ulcers. The method involves reprogramming the cells into a stem-cell-like state for healing skin damage, including severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes. The researchers at the Salk Institute also see this process as a way to counter the effects of aging and better understanding skin cancer. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature. "This knowledge might not only be useful for enhancing skin repair but could also serve to guide in vivo regenerative strategies in other human pathological situations, as well as during aging, in which tissue repair is impaired," senior author Dr....