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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....
Happy birthday on turning 26. Now get your own health plan!

Happy birthday on turning 26. Now get your own health plan!

Finance
Like other adult things, choosing your first health insurance plan seems scary until you do it. Lots of acronyms you never heard before? Check. You know it's going to hit your wallet? Check. It's some mysterious part of your job with a lot of brochures? Check. When you're looking through your plan choices, ask yourself what's going on in your life, says Jeff Oldham, senior vice president of institutional and global markets at Benefitfocus, a benefits enrollment software company. But first, learn the following words and acronyms. When you meet with the...
Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Science
Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the world becomes - for just a few days every summer - a massive, animated art installation.As part of the Bluedot music and science festival at Jodrell Bank, the telescope has now played host to displays devised by Brian Eno and Daito Manabe. The latter developed animated data which the telescope was collecting from Space, and beamed it onto the structure. This year it will host two specially commissioned projection pieces - one inspired by the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Making artists' work come to life on a ...
Tesla to start turning a profit this year: Analyst

Tesla to start turning a profit this year: Analyst

Finance
Tesla may start turning a profit as early as this year, automotive analyst Jamie Albertine told CNBC. "Based on what we’re seeing in the trajectory of production, we think they will be profitable on a non-gap basis later this year," Albertine said Friday on "Power Lunch." "We think we’ll be testing $ 385 [price target], on the way to the all-time high of $ 389, within the next two quarters." Friday marked Tesla's eight-year anniversary as a public company with a nearly 2,000 percent stock price increase. Shares of the electric car company's stock were just $ 17 when it began trading on the Nasdaq on June 29, 2010,...
Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Business
Jim Ratcliffe may once have been called Dr No by trade unions for his tough negotiating stance, but the UK's richest man champions the unloved.Through buying up and turning around the cast-off parts of big business, the Mancunian has made his £21bn fortune.From operations once owned by the likes of oil giant BP, Mr Ratcliffe has created a company whose chemicals and raw materials go into nearly everything we touch everyday. And it only took him 20 years to do it.Mr Ratcliffe, 65, has always been involved in chemicals and industry.After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1974, he spent a very brief spell at BP before jumping to rival oil business Esso as a trainee accountant. Son of a joiner becomes...