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2012-03-26 13:26:57

Medicine's recipe for keeping older people active and functioning in their homes and workplaces – and healing younger people injured in catastrophic accidents – may include "noodle gels" and other lab-made invisible filaments that resemble uncooked spaghetti with nanoscale dimensions, a scientist said here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The world's largest scientific society, ACS is meeting here this week with reports...

2012-03-14 09:38:58

New method will increase likelihood of success in cartilage grafting procedures For years, doctors have been able to treat defects in joint cartilage by grafting cartilage donated from cadavers into patients´ bad joints. Using current methods, donated cartilage can be stored for 28 days for a transplant before the tissue becomes too degraded to transplant into a patient. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found a way to store donated cartilage more than twice as...

2012-02-15 21:34:49

Orthopaedic researchers take the road less traveled A person has a tumor removed from her femur. A soldier is struck by an improvised explosive device and loses a portion of his tibia. A child undergoes chemotherapy for osteosarcoma but part of the bone dies as a result. Every year, millions of Americans sustain fractures that don't heal or lose bone that isn't successfully grafted. But a study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco...

2012-02-10 15:19:00

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center used new tools they developed to analyze knees and hips and discovered that osteoarthritic knee joints are in a constant state of repair, while hip joints are not. "This suggests the knee has capacity for repair we didn't know about and the main treatment strategy probably would need to focus on turning off the breakdown of knee tissue," said Virginia Kraus, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke. "I was hugely surprised...

2012-02-08 12:22:48

A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects. It is thought that fixing such lesions may ultimately help to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, and get athletic individuals back to sporting activities reliably. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers was reported at the...

2012-02-07 06:57:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Growing up in the south, one tends to hear the older generation talk about “Arthur.”  But, the “Arthur” they´re speaking of is not a person at all. Osteoarthritis is caused by the normal aging process or wear and tear of the joints. It is the most common form of arthritis and it afflicts an estimated 27 million Americans aged 25 and older. For the first time, researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital have identified two molecules...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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