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2011-02-10 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held orthobiologics company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph. D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at Canaccord Genuity's Musculoskeletal Conference to be held at the Westin San Diego on February 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM (PT). The conference, directly preceding the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, will feature presentations from over 60 public and private...

2011-02-07 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company a key patent covering the primary technology for ISTO's NuQu(TM) product. The new patent, issued on February 1, 2011 as Patent # US-7,879,604, covers the method of cultivating juvenile cartilage cells and injecting those cells into a disc nucleus for the treatment of degenerative disc disease. NuQu is an injectable cell-based...

2011-01-10 14:52:42

In this paper, Noriyuki Tsumaki and his team at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, used fibroblasts isolated from adult mouse skin, and expressed proteins used to induce pluripotency along with a factor that promotes a chondrocyte fate. The resulting cells resembled chondrocytes and produced cartilage when injected into mice. This may be an important step toward a therapy that will allow the repair of cartilage injury using a patient's own skin cells. Hyaline cartilage,...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a market leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces the receipt of a European patent for a PyroCarbon humeral head design currently being developed as a component of the TITAN(TM) Modular Shoulder System released in September 2010. Jerome Klawitter, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Science Officer of Ascension Orthopedics, commented, "I am very pleased our PyroCarbon humeral head hemi-arthroplasty has been...

2010-12-29 10:06:00

DENVER, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega-3 fatty acids from seafood may reduce inflammation, symptoms of gum disease and risk of abnormal heartbeats early after cardiac surgery. One type of omega-3, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), may also have lasting benefits in visual function for years in children whose mothers consume sufficient prenatal DHA. The December 2010 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life e-newsletters for health professionals and consumers, respectively, report on these new...

2010-12-23 08:20:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Everyone knows that you can use garlic to protect yourself against vampires; however, scientists have discovered another thing that it protects against.  It was reported that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables "“ such as garlic, onions and leeks "“ have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis.  Although not fully understood, scientists have recognized a relationship between body weight and osteoarthritis in the past.  In a first of...

2010-12-17 10:10:00

FRANKLIN, Mass., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), the developer of less-invasive joint resurfacing systems, announced that it has performed its first biological knee procedure based on the company's proven HemiCAP® platform technology. The next generation HemiCAP(BIO) implant is providing a biological scaffold with a cell-friendly surface environment that is supported by a stable, contoured implant. Arthroscopic cartilage...

2010-12-17 00:00:42

One in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, yet half of those people thing nothing can be done to help them. Registered dietitian Marie Spano provides tips for managing joint discomfort. Ferndale, WA (Vocus) December 16, 2010 The Arthritis Foundation reports that one in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, and half of those people think nothing can be done to help them. And when joint discomfort increases because of cold weather, that's a message people don't want to hear....

2010-12-16 13:30:00

Researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia have discovered that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis. The findings, published in the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal, not only highlight the possible effects of diet in protecting against osteoarthritis, but also show the potential for using compounds found in garlic to develop treatments for the condition. A relationship...

2010-11-29 14:55:16

Lower back pain affects many people and may be caused by degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae. Treatment for the condition using stem cells may be an alternative to today's surgical procedures. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The cells in a degenerated intervertebral disc (which are mainly made of cartilage) no longer work normally. This leads to the disc drying out, which impairs its function and leads to lower back...