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2009-01-16 16:31:45

U.S. researchers said they have unraveled crucial details on how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly -- or not at all. In animal studies, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found levels of the enzyme cycloxgenase 2 drop dramatically with age and confirmed healing ability lost with age can be rescued by manipulating the cycloxgenase 2 pathway. The skeleton loses the ability to repair itself as we age, study corresponding author Dr. Regis O'Keefe of the University...

2009-01-07 16:02:00

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (BME), a cutting edge medical device company focused on the development of orthopaedic memory metal implants, announced today that it has appointed Kenneth I. Moch as its President and Chief Executive Officer. W. Casey Fox, PhD, P.E., BME's Founder, will become Chief Technology Officer and continue to focus his efforts on building BME's innovative product offerings. BME specializes in nitinol implants that contract and...

2008-07-07 12:00:48

FREDERICK, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActiPatch(TM), the product marketed by Bioelectronics Corp. (Pink Sheets: BIEL), is changing the face of medicine and the way we heal. Recently chosen as "One of 9 Medical Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life," by MedicalHeadway.com, ActiPatch is fast becoming the treatment of choice for everything from soft tissue injuries to surgical recovery. "The decision to include ActiPatch in the top 9 medical breakthroughs was an easy one," said...

2008-06-23 00:00:26

By Zo' Elizabeth Buck McClatchy Newspapers CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - When Harry Potter breaks his arm in a Quidditch match, the Hogwarts nurse gives him a magic potion called "Skelegro." In the morning, his arm is good as new. The possibility of using a potion like Skelegro to treat severe bone fractures may soon be more than the stuff of wizard tales. Medical researchers at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Monday that they have made strides in the technology to rebuild...

2008-06-21 03:00:23

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Medical researchers at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Monday that they have made strides in the technology to rebuild damaged bone tissue using stem cells. The research team, led by Dr. Anna Spagnoli, an associate professor of pediatrics at the university, derived the stem cells from bone marrow samples to locate and repair broken bones in mice. Now the work is poised to move to humans. "What we have done here is shown a reason to move to a...

2008-06-18 18:00:44

In a study in mice, adult stem cells improved healing of fractured bones, U.S. researchers said. Senior study investigator Dr. Anna Spagnoli of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill said that the stem cells migrated to the fracture site and increased the bone and cartilage bridging the gap. Our study provided critical data needed to implement a novel therapeutic approach in patients with impaired fracture healing, Spagnoli said in a statement. If scientists can duplicate the...

2008-06-17 09:01:10

By The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jun. 17--CHAPEL HILL -- In an approach that could become a new treatment for the 10 to 20 percent of people whose broken bones fail to heal, UNC researchers have shown that transplantation of adult stem cells can improve healing of fractures. Adult stem cells are specialized cells with the ability to regenerate tissue in response to damage. However, many patients lack sufficient numbers of these cells and thus cannot heal properly. Researchers have used...

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2008-06-16 21:10:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When Harry Potter breaks his arm in a Quidditch match, the Hogwarts nurse gives him a magic potion called "Skelegro." In the morning, his arm is good as new. The possibility of using a potion like Skelegro to treat severe bone fractures may soon be more than the stuff of wizard tales. Medical researchers at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Monday that they have made strides in the technology to rebuild damaged bone tissue using stem cells. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.