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2014-07-10 16:24:48

More Locations for Treating Babies with Misshapen Heads HOUSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-area parents seeking plagiocephaly treatment for their babies' misshapen heads will have two new Cranial Technologies centers to visit soon. A location will open July 29 at 1065 Gessner Drive, Suite 300, and a Woodlands office is slated for a late-summer opening. The company also has clinics in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, plus 15 other U.S. locations. Since the AAP's Back to...

2012-05-15 22:31:43

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder, Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome (BSS). Using a mouse model, investigators found that by inhibiting the protein p38, previously associated with cancer and certain autoimmune conditions, they were able to interrupt development of specific birth defects associated with it: craniosynostosis, or the premature fusion of...

2011-09-06 22:41:45

Engineers and surgeons are working together to improve the treatment of babies born with craniosynostosis, a condition that causes the bone plates in the skull to fuse too soon. Treating this condition typically requires surgery after birth to remove portions of the fused skull bones, and in some cases the bones grow together again too quickly -- requiring additional surgeries. Researchers in the Atlanta-based Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation are developing imaging...

2011-07-07 20:29:41

Researchers have described a new, recessively inherited human syndrome featuring craniosynostosis, maxillary hyperplasia, delayed tooth eruption and extra teeth. They also identified causative mutations in a gene IL11RA. In craniosynostosis, the sutures between skull bones become ossified prematurely, affecting skull shape and limiting space for the growth of the brain. It is observed in 1:2500 and often requires operative surgery. Supernumerary teeth are more common, and in most cases they...

2011-06-06 09:03:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jorge Posada Foundation, created by All Star Yankee catcher Jorge Posada and his wife Laura, will soon launch Cinco Anillos Sangria. Translated from the Spanish as Five Rings, the Cinco Anillos brand symbolizes the five World Series championships captured by the catcher. "Both Laura and I have always had an interest in fine wines and it seemed a natural outgrowth for us to have a highly specialized sangria wine as the first product under the...

2010-06-16 13:09:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, a specialized provider of treatment for infants with plagiocephaly and other head shape abnormalities, recently opened a new location in San Antonio. The Center currently also has offices in the Baltimore, Dallas and Orlando areas, and has treated thousands of infants with STARband® cranial remolding orthoses, also commonly referred to as cranial helmets or headbands. The new San Antonio...

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2010-05-25 09:53:02

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a defect in cellular pathways that provides a new explanation for the earliest stages of abnormal skull development in newborns, known as craniosynostosis. Mutations of the WNT and FGF signaling pathways set off a cascade of events that regulate bone formation at the stem cell level, according to the article, published May 25, 2010, in the journal Science Signaling. "Our work contributes to the overall knowledge of the complex...

2009-11-20 12:51:32

A synthetic bone matrix offers hope for babies born with craniosynostosis, a condition that causes the plates in the skull to fuse too soon. Implants replacing some of the infant's bone with the biodegradable matrix could eliminate some of the operations currently used to treat the condition. "The remarkable thing about this is the finding that the composition of the matrix changes what the cells around it do. Cells begin producing natural drugs to drive bone healing in direct response to the...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthomerica Products Inc. is taking its high tech treatment for cranial remolding on the road with the company's new Mobile STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, a vehicle equipped with the company's STARscanner -- a head shape scanning system that scans a child's head in less than two seconds. The vehicle's scanner can be easily moved for use in satellite clinics wherever the unit travels, and the van is also equipped with the necessary tools to make...


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