Geert Cauwenbergh: A Life Science Leader’s Journey

(DGIwire) – All human lives are filled with twists and turns. The lives of leaders in the life science sector are no exception to this rule. A fascinating example is the life of Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, who is currently President and CEO of RXi Pharmaceuticals. A recent profile in Life Science Leader recounted the highlights […]

Skin Fibrosis: Could RNAi Therapy Fill an Unmet Need?

(DGIwire) – Imagine skin around a healed wound that feels so tight that flexing it becomes a painful chore. Sounds like a nightmare? It is a reality for those with skin fibrosis—a serious condition characterized by the inflammation and hardening of skin tissue, and ultimately tissue dysfunction, reports Scleroderma News. In the most severe cases, […]

Saying Hello to Safer Flame Retardants Inside the Home

(DGIwire) – What chemicals are present within the dust inside people’s houses? A recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology—and subsequently reported on by CNN in September 2016—shared some important news. As CNN noted, researchers from George Washington University determined that 45 toxic chemicals are commonly found in house dust, with 10 […]

Scarred for Life? How Visible Scars Can Impact Quality of Life

(DGIwire) – What are the ramifications of scarring on patients’ quality of life? While some may consider scarring to be merely a cosmetic concern, it can genuinely affect their psychosocial health. This was the conclusion of research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2016 Summer Meeting in Boston. According to the research, patients […]

Advancements in Innovative Therapies for Trauma-Related and Hypertrophic Scarring

(DGIwire) – Dermatologists use lasers to treat wrinkles, acne scars and pigmented lesions. But do they also have the power to rehabilitate the most disfiguring of burns and other scars? Yes, according to Dermatology Times, which recently spotlighted how scar therapy can make a tremendous difference in the lives of burn and trauma patients. The […]

MD Degree in Hand, Some Doctors Seek Another Plan

(DGIwire) — When children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” they usually answer with: policeman, fireman, teacher, veterinarian or doctor. It’s not surprising, since those are typically the most visible professions in their young lives. Of course, most kids will change their minds several times, and those children who […]

A Breakthrough for Kidney Cancer, Brought to Us by a Caring Investor

 (DGIwire) — Most of us don’t think about our kidneys until something goes wrong. Since each of us has two but can survive with one, kidney transplants have become one of the more popular transplant procedures. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 14,000 kidney transplants took place in 2013 alone. According to the American […]

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