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2011-09-12 05:16:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--- By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million people will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. But a commonly used drug may be able to prevent arthritis from happening to you. Many individuals develop arthritis from severe joint injuries. Young people are especially prone to these joint injuries because they are so active playing sports, or even skiing; activities that can cause damage to ligaments. A new study from MIT suggests that a drug that is used today to treat...

2011-09-08 20:06:08

New material may find use in reconstructive surgery, cosmetics, tissue engineering In a significant advance for cosmetic and reconstructive medicine, scientists at Rice University have unveiled a new method for making synthetic collagen. The new material, which forms from a liquid in as little as an hour, has many of the properties of natural collagen and may prove useful as a scaffold for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. "Our work is significant in two ways," said...

2011-09-02 11:57:13

Joint injury can result in irreversible damage of cartilage which, despite treatment and surgery, often eventually leads to osteoarthritis (OA) in later life. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy demonstrates that short term treatment of damaged cartilage with glucocorticoids can reduce long term degenerative changes and may provide hope for prevention of OA after injury. A normal joint is covered by a layer of cartilage containing...

2011-07-07 18:46:04

Gender may be associated with an increased risk of cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injured knees, according to research being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. "Having articular cartilage lesions (a hole or rough spot in the cartilage of the knee) is considered a predictor of future osteoarthritis-a debilitating joint condition," said lead author Jan Harald Roetterud, MD, from Akershus University Hospital,...

2011-05-19 04:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TissueGene, Inc. announced today that it has initiated patient enrollment for a U.S. Phase II clinical trial of its lead product candidate TG-C. TG-C involves human allogeneic chondrocytes developed to produce the therapeutic protein TGF-beta1 for the regeneration of cartilage in patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knee. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

The state-of-the-art 20 x 40' booth #1342 is expected to attract large crowds of attendees and will host several recognizable industry figures who will speak about their firsthand experience with BioCell Collagen II. Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 BioCell Technology welcomes guests to stop by booth #1342 at the Natural Products Expo West, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 11 "“ 13th. Recently, BioCell Technology was awarded the Frost &...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Canadian researchers led by Prof. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Head of the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, published a clinical trial in which they confirm, for the first time using quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (qMRI), the disease modifying effects of chondroitin sulphate, a symptomatic slow acting drug for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA). This clinical trial, published in Annals...

2011-03-03 09:01:00

BRADENTON, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What may seem like a page taken from a sci-fi novel, is reality on Florida's west coast. Coastal Orthopedics' physicians are providing patients with Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI); a process that replaces damaged cartilage with newly grown tissue. Coastal physicians and their medical team continue to stay on top of the latest technology and innovations to bring the best medical care to their patients. "The healing power of the...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

Examining impact on individual parts of the knee shows physical activity is beneficial to joint health Indianapolis, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 For years, studies have offered conflicting opinions on whether exercise is good for knees. A new report released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) provides strong evidence that exercise is, in fact, good for the knees. The report, titled "What is the Effect of Physical Activity on the Knee Joint? A Systematic Review,"...

2011-02-26 00:00:01

For those suffering with chronic joint pain and need a new way to treat the condition, Prolotherapy encourages the body's natural immune response to provide healing for weakened tendons and ligaments. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2011 Prolotherapy is a term new to most doctors, used to describe a technique to strengthen ligaments and tendons that have been weakened through trauma or overuse, and to stimulate callagen and cartilage growth. Rather than acting as a mechanism for...


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