Latest Osseous tissue Stories

Reconstructing Faces Using ‘Shape-Shifting’ Material
2014-08-14 03:21:59

American Chemical Society Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth. The team will...

3-D Printer Used To Make Bone-like Material
2011-11-30 10:40:53

[ Watch the Video ] Clears way for custom-made replacement tissue It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone. And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopedic procedures, dental work, and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold for new bone to grow on and ultimately...

2011-06-22 14:08:42

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed new process for the microdissection and in-depth biochemical analysis of bone tissue A new technique developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute allows researchers to collect large amounts of biochemical information from nanoscale bone samples. Along with adding important new insights into the fight against osteoporosis, this innovation opens up an entirely new proteomics-based approach to analyzing bone quality. It...

2008-06-23 00:00:26

By Zo' Elizabeth Buck McClatchy Newspapers CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - When Harry Potter breaks his arm in a Quidditch match, the Hogwarts nurse gives him a magic potion called "Skelegro." In the morning, his arm is good as new. The possibility of using a potion like Skelegro to treat severe bone fractures may soon be more than the stuff of wizard tales. Medical researchers at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Monday that they have made strides in the technology to rebuild...

2008-06-21 03:00:23

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Medical researchers at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Monday that they have made strides in the technology to rebuild damaged bone tissue using stem cells. The research team, led by Dr. Anna Spagnoli, an associate professor of pediatrics at the university, derived the stem cells from bone marrow samples to locate and repair broken bones in mice. Now the work is poised to move to humans. "What we have done here is shown a reason to move to a...

2005-07-29 11:00:00

Need fresh bone for repair? Someday, you may grow your own In the not-too-distant future, a ready source of fresh, rejection-free bone tissue for transplant may be as close as the outside of the patient's own shin or thigh bone, U.S. researchers report. In experiments with rabbits, scientists were able to grow new bone tissue from a "bioreactor" environment they created on the surface of an animal's shin bone. After maturing for six to eight weeks, this new skeletal tissue was harvested and...

2005-07-07 15:40:00

Scientists have shown for the first time that carbon nanotubes make an ideal scaffold for the growth of bone tissue. The new technique could change the way doctors treat broken bones, allowing them to simply inject a solution of nanotubes into a fracture to promote healing. The report appears in the June 14 issue of the American Chemical Society's journal Chemistry of Materials. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. The success of a bone graft depends on the ability of the scaffold...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.