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Latest Cartilage Stories

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

A Duke research team has developed a better recipe for synthetic replacement cartilage in joints.

2013-11-25 15:07:15

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).

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

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.

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.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.