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2013-05-20 13:06:30

In the future, joint replacement surgery might be avoidable Scientists at Johns Hopkins have turned their view of osteoarthritis (OA) inside out. Literally. Instead of seeing the painful degenerative disease as a problem primarily of the cartilage that cushions joints, they now have evidence that the bone underneath the cartilage is also a key player and exacerbates the damage. In a proof-of-concept experiment, they found that blocking the action of a critical bone regulation protein in...

2013-05-16 23:29:20

Arthritis is the nation´s leading cause of disability, affecting 50 million people, and one in five adults. Ethical Alternative Products is making available trial samples of OmniFlex and Tendonex to bolster medical management options. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Arthritis is common, costly, and painful, and most people think there is nothing you can do about it. Misconceptions about the disease contribute to millions living with arthritis pain, due to a persistent attitude of...

2013-05-09 23:02:16

Dr. Stephanie Webb, an NYC-based Doctor of Osteopathy at Living Well Medical, who specializes in non-surgical pain relief therapies, is pleased to present a remarkable solution for hip and lower back pain caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Dr. Stephanie Webb, a NYC-based Doctor of Osteopathy who specializes in non-surgical pain relief therapies, is pleased to present a remarkable solution for hip and lower back pain caused by sacroiliac joint...

2013-05-06 23:20:18

Diagnostics Research Group is seeking individuals with osteoarthritis for an upcoming study. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Diagnostics Research Group, an independent site for pharmaceutical and device research, is working with pharmaceutical companies to assess osteoarthritis (OA) medications currently not available to the public. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects an estimated 27 million Americans. OA occurs when a joint´s cartilage breaks down. The absence of...

2013-04-19 23:19:58

To better understand the onset and progression of osteoarthritis, Nadeen Chahine, PhD, and collaborators at other institutions looked at cells from articular cartilage using atomic force microscopy (AFM). MANHASSET, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 A researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has discovered additional mechanical properties of articular cartilage, a protective cartilage on the ends of bones that wears down over time, resulting in the development of osteoarthritis....

2013-04-19 17:54:00

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to “significantly improve the pain and symptoms” of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim their findings, presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Philadelphia tomorrow (Friday April 19) have enormous potential for treating this common joint condition effectively — as well as providing a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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