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2012-09-27 10:37:55

Coating a bone graft with an inorganic compound found in bones and teeth may significantly increase the likelihood of a successful implant, according to Penn State researchers. Natural bone grafts need to be sterilized and processed with chemicals and radiation before implantation into the body to ensure that disease is not transmitted by the graft. Human bones have a rough surface. However, once a graft is sterilized the surface changes and is not optimal for stimulating bone formation in...

CSI Help From GIS Mapping Software
2012-09-26 04:39:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Ohio State University have used a common, commercially available type of mapping software to determine whether patterns of change inside the bones of human remains could reveal how the bones were used during life. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, could provide forensic scientists with a new tool to help identify bodies and solve crimes. “Our bones adapt...

2012-09-19 16:42:10

In an advance toward a new generation of improved hip and other joint replacements, scientists are describing development of a potential implant material that flexes more like natural bone, fosters the growth of bone that keeps implants firmly in place and is less likely to fail and require repeat surgery. Their study on these so-called tantalum nanotube materials appears in ACS Applied Material & Interfaces. Hongyi Li, Jinshu Wang and Zhenting Zhang explain that the metal tantalum has...

2012-09-18 23:13:36

A big international study has identified a special gene that regulates bone density and bone strength. The gene can be used as a risk marker for fractures and opens up opportunities for preventive medicine against fractures. The study, led by the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, was published in the journal PLoS Genetics. The international study, which involved more than 50 researchers from Europe, North America and Australia and was led by Associate Professor Mattias...

2012-09-08 23:04:20

INFUSE Bone Graft Manufacturer Medtronic Unsuccessful in Getting Summary Judgment in California Court (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Last week according to Law360, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that a case (Case No. BC465313) involving a woman suffering injuries from a surgically implanted Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft must be allowed to proceed. Plaintiff April Cabana (Case No. BC465313) was experiencing excessive bone growth (just one of the INFUSE Bone Graft´s allegedly...

2012-09-04 14:38:19

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that a neuronal pathway -- part of the autonomic nervous system -- reaches the bones and participates in the control of bone development. The newly discovered pathway has a key role in controlling bone density during adolescence, which in turn determines the skeletal resistance to fracture throughout one's entire life, say the researchers. They emphasize that understanding the mechanisms connecting the brain and the bones...


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