College of Medicine University of Central Florida Research Wounds Heal Faster with New Treatment: Military Medicine Discovery

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ORLANDO, Florida., August 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Researcher on University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM) in Orlando Florida, have discovered a new technology to accelerate wound healing by using specially designed ceramics wrapped in a rubber blanket made for them by Gladiator Therapeutics. Their results were accepted for presentation at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), which will take place in. it’s planned Kissimmee, Florida, 23.-26. August 2021. The MHSRS is the United States of America The Department of Defense’s premier academic meeting specifically focused on the warfighter’s unique medical needs. The meeting has just been canceled due to the current increase in the delta variant of COVID-19 and the extremely large number of planned delegates. However, abstracts of UCF COM research will be posted on the MHSRS website as a public service of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. The research summaries are also published in supplements in the Journal of Military Medicine and the Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery.

Drs. Carrick and Sugaya in their laboratory at UCF College of Medicine

Researchers at the UCF College of Medicine have discovered a new technology to accelerate wound healing.

The UCF team studied wound healing in a mouse model that simulated the wounds suffered in combat situations. They found that wounds healed significantly faster when animals were placed on the new ceramic ceiling. The new ceramic ceilings do not require a power supply and are ideally suited for use in combat situations or civilian applications without electricity.

The study’s lead author, Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, professor of neurology at UCF’s College of Medicine, stated that the effect was due to the emission of low intensity far infrared (FIR) rays from the ceramic ceilings. The ceramic blankets absorb energy from a wounded subject and transmit that energy as a novel emission that increases wound healing at the cellular level. Dr. Carrick stated that the results help explain clinical observations of improved wound healing when this ceramic blanket is used in the treatment of diabetics with chronic non-healing wounds. Large wounds, such as those suffered in battle, are easily infected and can lead to increased suffering, disability, and death among war fighters. Faster wound healing can relieve pain and suffering and save lives.

The story goes on

UCF researchers recently developed a new Alzheimer’s therapy by combining drugs that act on stem cells that increase brain cell development and improve brain function. They are also the first to transplant stem cells isolated from the human brain to old rats, where they showed increased new brain cell development and improved cognition. You are currently working on developing a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (a type of brain tumor) using gene therapy with a unique delivery system. Dr. Carrick pointed out that her research focused on developing stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, wound healing and ALS. They used this knowledge to test the ceramic ceiling on animal wounds and to examine experimentally wounded stem cells. They found that the stem cells would heal faster after an injury if they were placed on the ceramic ceiling.

DR. Kiminobu Sugaya, Professor of Medicine at UCF COM and Head of Neuroscience at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, is delighted with her results. Dr. Sugaya explained that one of the advantages of the Gladiator ceramic ceiling is that it can be used anywhere without the need for a power supply and without the side effects that are common with injecting chemicals or drugs. The UCF research team is conducting ongoing research into the use of the Gladiator ceramic ceiling in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.

Further information on the study can be obtained from the principal investigator, Dr. Frederick R. Carrick at



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