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2013-04-23 22:43:02

Researchers at Micro Orthopaedics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, led by Dr. Ai-xi Yu, have suggested that articular cartilage defects can be repaired by a novel thermo-sensitive injectable hydrogel engineered with gene modified bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs). The chitosan and polyvinyl alcohol composite hydrogel containing hTGFβ-1 gene modified BMSCs was injected into rabbits with defective articular cartilage. Sixteen weeks later the defected cartilage...

2013-04-17 17:27:26

Study results suggest combination treatments may be needed to stop bone loss, fuel growth Although the drug zoledronic acid slows bone loss in osteoporosis patients, it also boosts levels of a biomarker that stops bone formation, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Osteoporosis weakens bones and increases the risk patients will suffer fractures. The findings suggest combination therapy...

Researchers Investigate Benefits Of Aquatic Exercise For Older Women
2013-04-14 08:29:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Women who participated in a six month, high-intensity aquatic workout plan became stronger and suffered fewer falls on average, researchers from the Universidade Federal de São Paulo claim in a new study. According to Reuters Health reporter Trevor Stokes, lead author Linda Moreira and colleagues recruited more than 100 inactive women in their 50s and 60s. Each participant was given 1,000 international...

2013-04-12 15:48:09

CWRU research developing technique with promise to guide formation of complex tissues Stem cells can be coaxed to grow into new bone or new cartilage better and faster when given the right molecular cues and room inside a water-loving gel, researchers at Case Western Reserve University show. By creating a three-dimensional checkerboard–one with alternating highly connected and less connected spaces within the hydrogel–the team found adjusting the size of the micropattern...

2013-04-10 13:24:01

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is the primary cause of heart disease. It is caused by calcium accumulation in the blood vessels, which leads to arteries becoming narrow and stiff, obstructing blood flow and leading to heart complications. Although many risk factors for atherosclerosis have been identified, the cause is not known and there is currently no way to reverse it once it sets in. In a new study published 9th April in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers...

2013-04-07 23:02:37

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option to over-the-counter medications. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option...

2013-04-05 12:06:55

Additional studies are needed to determine benefits and risks of treatment Highlights: -Growth hormone therapy can help reverse growth problems in children with kidney failure. -Growth hormone therapy increases bone turnover in children on dialysis -Additional studies are needed to evaluate the impact of growth hormone therapy on final height, fracture risk, bone deformities, and puberty in children with kidney failure. -Growth failure occurs early in chronic kidney disease and...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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