Quantcast

Latest Cartilage Stories

Gene Therapy Could Possibly Grow Replacement Cartilage Inside The Body
2014-02-19 14:47:12

Ken Kingery - Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Duke researchers use gene therapy to direct stem cells into becoming new cartilage on a synthetic scaffold even after implantation into a living body By combining a synthetic scaffolding material with gene delivery techniques, researchers at Duke University are getting closer to being able to generate replacement cartilage where it's needed in the body. Performing tissue repair with stem cells typically requires applying...

3D Bioprinting Could Be The Next Big Thing In Knee Surgery
2014-02-13 09:11:30

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazing advancements in the technology of 3D printing have been made at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Dr. Darryl D'Lima along with his colleagues report they have discovered a process to “bioprint” cartilage tissue. D’Lima is responsible for the design of a prototype bioprinter that will print living cartilage. Adapted from a Hewlett-Packard inkjet printer, the bioprinter spews out both cartilage progenitor cells and a...

2014-02-12 08:28:38

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.D., the Company's Executive Chairman, will present at the New York Stem Cell Summit 2014. -- Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, -- Venue: The Convene, Downtown, New York, New York -- Session Time: 11:55 AM EST -- Session Topic: Practical Methods for Combining Cells and Tissue Engineering About ISTO...

2014-01-07 08:30:25

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held orthobiological regenerative medicine company, announced today that James McGorry, a seasoned executive with deep healthcare industry experience, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. "We welcome Jim McGorry, whose expertise in the biotech industry and leadership experience with ground-breaking oncological and transplant therapies will help guide ISTO as we continue to develop and promote our...

Artificial Cartilage Closest Yet To Real Thing
2013-12-14 07:39:07

Duke Pratt School of Engineering A Duke research team has developed a better recipe for synthetic replacement cartilage in joints. Combining two innovative technologies they each helped develop, lead authors Farshid Guilak, a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering, and Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, found a way to create artificial replacement tissue that mimics both the strength and suppleness of native cartilage....

2013-11-25 15:07:15

Inhibition of the complement system protects the transplant of pig cartilage cells Researchers at the Bellvitge Institute of Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) led by Cristina Costa from the New Therapies on Genes and Transplantation group have shown that inhibition of one of the basic components of the complement system protects chondrocytes (cartilage cells) from porcine rejection of xenotransplantation (transplantation between animals of different species). Complement system The...

Study Reveals Protein That Keeps People And Their Skeletons Organized
2013-11-14 10:34:42

University of Southern California Most people think that their planners or their iPhones keep them organized, when proteins such as liver kinase b1 (Lkb1) actually have a lot more to do with it. New research from postdoctoral fellow Lick Lai in the lab of USC scientist Andy McMahon published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) sheds light on how this important protein keeps people organized on a basic level by promoting orderly skeletal growth and preventing skeletal...

2013-10-17 16:34:15

A research team led by Professor Noriyuki Tsumaki of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University and Dr. Hidetatsu Ohtani, a former CiRA member who now works as a post doctoral fellow at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, has succeeded in directly converting human dermal fibroblasts into induced chondrogenic cells (iChon cells) without passing through an iPS cell stage in a process known as direct reprogramming. This finding has been published in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
Related