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2014-04-23 12:29:42

Meeting to Feature New Training and Certificate Program for the Fracture Liaison Service Model of Care - the Key to Reducing the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) 2014, taking place in New Orleans from April 23-26, has attracted the world's top leaders to present the latest clinically-relevant and...

2014-04-22 16:26:52

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/china_orthopedic_bone_cement_casting_materials_market_outlook_2020.html China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020",...

2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-14 12:34:53

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerapedics, an orthobiologics company focused on developing and commercializing its proprietary synthetic small peptide (P-15) technology platform, today announced closing of a $9 million venture debt financing from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. The loan, which does not include equity or warrant coverage, will support general business operations for Cerapedics, including the advancement of Cerapedics' United States...

Brain Size Influences Development Of Individual Cranial Bones
2014-04-10 15:33:59

University of Zurich Embryonic development in animals – except mice and rats – remains largely unexplored. For a research project at the University of Zurich, the embryos of 134 species of animal were studied non-invasively for the first time using microcomputer imaging, thus yielding globally unique data. The embryos studied came from museum collections all over the world. The international team of researchers headed by Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra especially studied cranial formation...

2014-04-10 13:49:48

UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting. The process, which has been successful in previous lab experiments, uses biodegradable polymer scaffolding material and bone morphogenetic protein, or BMP, which was inserted into the abdomen of mice to attract stem cells that in turn produced bone. BMPs are proteins known to promote bone growth. The research is...

New Gel Promotes Bone Growth On Implants Used In Surgical Procedures
2014-03-31 14:11:46

Uppsala University A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France have shown how a protein that promotes bone growth binds to this surface and can be released in a controlled way. Orthopedic and dental implants must last for many years. Success for these surgical...

2014-03-31 08:30:45

Flexible, cancellous bone allografts are used in spine surgery, either alone or as a bone graft extender to stimulate natural bone formation processes MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Spine, Inc., a global leader in spine innovation, today announced the U.S. market launch of a comprehensive family of Puros Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) with Reverse Phase Medium (RPM) Putty, Putty with Chips, Gel and Paste, and Puros DBM Block and Strip products - bone graft...

2014-03-28 16:21:19

LAVAL, QC, March 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BONE Structure® is the winner of the prestigious Dunamis Award in two categories "Sustainable Development, Ecocitizenship" and "Service Company", awarded by the Chamber of commerce and industry of Laval. More than 500 people from the business community met at the Château Royal on March 26 for the 33nd Dunamis Gala. The mayor of Laval, Mr. Marc Demers, presented the "Sustainable Development, Ecocitizenship" award to Marc Bovet, President of...

2014-03-18 16:24:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Currently, there are few methods for healing large bone gaps that occur as a result of injury. The standard method of treatment involves transplanting donor bone to fill the gap. However, disease transmission or rejection of the donor bone can result. Although using a patient's own bone from elsewhere in their body is an option, it involves increased pain caused by the additional surgeries needed to harvest and...