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Development Of Individual Cranial Bones Influenced By Brain

Development Of Individual Cranial Bones Influenced By Brain Size

University of Zurich Embryonic development in animals – except mice and rats – remains largely unexplored. For a research project at the University of Zurich, the embryos of 134 species of animal were studied non-invasively for the first...

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Sea Coral Can Make For Better Bone Grafts
2013-12-01 05:43:32

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Changes to artificial bone grafts made from sea coral material make them more easy-to-dissolve while retaining their bone-healing properties, according to new research from Swansea University in the UK. Artificial bone grafts made from calcium compounds are an attractive alternative to traditional “autografts.” Autografts are pieces of bone taken from other parts of the body and implanted in the areas where the bone is...

2013-04-10 13:24:01

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is the primary cause of heart disease. It is caused by calcium accumulation in the blood vessels, which leads to arteries becoming narrow and stiff, obstructing blood flow and leading to heart complications. Although many risk factors for atherosclerosis have been identified, the cause is not known and there is currently no way to reverse it once it sets in. In a new study published 9th April in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers...

2012-08-31 10:22:48

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary research team led by Carnegie Mellon University is developing new nanostructural polymer-based treatments to eliminate pathological bone formation in soft tissue, a common occurrence following orthopedic surgeries and amputations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "Our tactic is to develop a solution that will control the pathological growth of bone in muscle and tendons (called heterotopic...

2011-07-20 17:05:26

Researchers discover brain chemical that causes strange, serious complication For hundreds of thousands of people, injuring a muscle through an accident like falling off a bike or having surgery can result in a strange and serious complication. Their muscles start growing bones. No one understood what caused the abnormal bone growth, so there was no treatment. But now, research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...

2010-11-04 15:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Bone Tissue Engineering Center is working to help soldiers who have lost limbs in combat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) CMU's Jeffrey O. Hollinger, director of the center, and Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have received a three-year, $2.9 million U.S. Department of Defense research grant to develop a therapy that would aid...

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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...

2009-05-05 22:01:59

U.S. Marines and other military personnel wounded in combat by a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, may develop bone abnormalities, researchers say. In heterotopic ossification, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle located near a fracture or other bone injury. Researchers at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., compared data from 243 patients who were treated for orthopedic injuries from March 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2006, at the National Naval Medical...

2009-05-01 09:00:00

Trauma resulting from high-energy blasts is one possible underlying cause ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle located near a fracture or other bone injury. New research conducted at the National Naval Medical Center...

2009-03-05 12:08:33

A U.S. study has identified the source of immature cells that spur heterotopic ossification -- misplaced bone growth. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut said they discovered the major repository of bone-forming cells originates in blood vessels deep within skeletal muscle and other connective tissues, and not from muscle stem cells themselves. That finding, said the scientists, shows cells important in the inflammatory response...

2007-04-04 03:00:08

By Saudan, M; Saudan, P; Perneger, T; Riand, N; Et al We examined whether a selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor (celecoxib) was as effective as a non-selective inhibitor (ibuprofen) for the prevention of heterotopic ossification following total hip replacement. A total of 250 patients were randomised to receive celecoxib (200 mg b/d) or ibuprofen (400 mg t.d.s) for ten days after surgery. Anteroposterior radiographs of the pelvis were examined for heterotopic ossification three...