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2014-08-20 16:25:44

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, today announced the appointment of Milo Metcalf as Vice President of Operations. Metcalf has more than 16 years of experience in engineering and operations roles in the global medical device industry. His background includes oversight of...

skull of King Richard III
2014-08-18 05:28:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being hailed as the most complete forensic study ever conducted on a medieval monarch, experts from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey have uncovered new details about the life of King Richard III by analyzing his bone and tooth chemistry. Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from the Britain’s last Plantagenet king has uncovered previously unknown details about his early life, as...

Reconstructing Faces Using ‘Shape-Shifting’ Material
2014-08-14 03:21:59

American Chemical Society Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth. The team will...

2014-08-13 08:28:28

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has secured a $10 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance LLC and Square 1 Bank. The company intends to use the proceeds to support its plans to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ostora tablet for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, currently targeted for early 2015. Separately, Tarsa announced that Daniel Soland has...

2014-07-25 12:23:43

To Be Released in February 2015 SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will publish BONE #1: Out from Boneville, The Tribute Edition on February 24, 2015. This special edition of the first book in Jeff Smith's award-winning and bestselling graphic novel series will kick off the 10(th) anniversary celebration of the Scholastic Graphix imprint in 2015. The Graphix imprint launched in 2005 with the color...

2014-07-24 23:14:26

Custom Compounding Centers of America Offers Free Bone Density Screenings for the Public. Kingsport, TN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can result in painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, low body weight, low sex hormones or menopause, smoking, and some medications. Prevention and treatment include calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and osteoporosis medications. This is something I plead with my patients about on a daily...

2014-07-24 23:09:53

The Truth About Osteoporosis is the latest product developed by Shirley Alsop and is meant for use by people who are looking for a long-term solution for osteoporosis by allowing them access to an unbeatable cure. A full review of the product on Vinamy.com states whether it works perfectly for its purpose or not. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Osteoporosis is one of the most devious diseases which affect people in the modern world because, as far as recent research goes, there are now...

2014-07-24 12:25:16

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Biologics, currently attending the NASS Summer Spine Meeting in Amelia Island, FL, announced today the publishing of two abstracts within The Bone and Joint Journal. Initially presented at the European Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, both abstracts further substantiate the differentiation and clinical benefit of OsteoAMP® allograft-derived growth factor. The first abstract, "Osteoinductivity and osteogenicity of...

2014-07-22 12:30:14

DUBLIN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q9stxd/global_bone) has announced the addition of the "Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A bone densitometry scan is a special type of X-ray test used to measure the calcium content of a bone. It is used primarily to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the bone's density is low and the...

2014-07-17 16:25:49

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report published by Transparency Market Research "Regenerative Medicine (Bone and Joint) Market (By Technology - Stem Cell Therapy, Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering; By Applications - Bone Graft Substitutes, Osteoarticular Diseases, Allogeneic Products, Autogenic Products and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" the global regenerative medicine...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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