Latest Cartilage Stories

Broccoli Fights Arthritis
2013-08-28 10:55:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Famously disliked by President George H.W. Bush and kids across America, broccoli has been found to prevent or slow the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to a new study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. In the study, a compound found in broccoli called sulforaphane was shown to slow the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with the painful condition of osteoarthritis. After discovering that...

2013-08-02 23:20:50

TFX Health, LLC announced plans to take on the glucosamine & chondroitin dominated joint health market with aggressive new online promotions offering a better solution for joint pain. The new promotions scheduled to begin August 5, 2013 will feature its popular joint health supplement TFX Flex™ which contains a revolutionary new dietary ingredient that has been shown in clinical studies to be 2X more effective than glucosamine & chondroitin for joint pain relief. Salt Lake City,...

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2013-07-31 14:18:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they have grown a human-like ear from animal tissue in a lab. The new ear, reported in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, moves scientists one step closer to growing a complete human ear from a patient's cells. The researchers say their ear has the flexibility of a real ear, and the technique may one day be used to help people with missing or deformed ears. The...

2013-07-19 11:50:46

These tumors can become malignant in humans Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that the absence of the Shp-2 enzyme near specialized cartilage cells can lead to the development of multiple benign cartilage tumors in mice, a model that recapitulates the rare human tumor syndrome metachondromatosis. Shp2 is an enzyme in the cell that regulates the activity of other proteins and signaling pathways. Mice lacking Shp2 formed two types of tumors: enchondromas and osteochondromas, and...

2013-07-15 13:01:36

A natural tissue graft can spur regeneration of cartilage and improve symptoms in patients who have cartilage damage in their knee, according to a study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery. The new research, the first case-series evaluation of De Novo NT Natural Tissue Graft, will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), to be held July 11-14, in Chicago. "The results at this time are encouraging," said lead author of...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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