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2011-07-19 00:00:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has received Notice of Allowance for U.S. 11/679,807 from the U.S. Patent Office. The now allowed application acknowledges that Kuros has been first in showing that parathyroid hormone (PTH) when applied locally in a matrix to a bone...

2011-07-07 15:08:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Meklir of Sommers Schwartz P.C. received a verdict of $1,050,000.00 on behalf of his client by an Oakland County Jury in a medical malpractice action. The client is a 68 year old paraplegic man whose femur was fractured by his occupational therapist at William Beaumont Hospital. As a result of the fracture, he required surgery to repair the fracture and had no choice but to have a colostomy due to his inability to perform his transfers...

2011-07-07 09:20:54

Study outcomes may also provide future direction for the development of drugs to combat osteoporosis, bone fractures Astronauts lose a significant amount of bone mass during space travel and with long duration flights there is concern that this bone loss could lead to an increased risk of fractures. When the final mission of NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle program is launched on July 8, an animal experiment to test a novel therapy to increase bone mass will be on board. Led by a consortium of...

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...

2011-06-21 12:42:40

Compounds in blueberries might turn out to have a powerful effect on formation of strong, healthy bones, if results from studies with laboratory rats turn out to hold true for humans. Jin-Ran Chen and his colleagues are exploring this idea in research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) in Little Rock. Chen is a principal investigator and lead scientist at the center's Skeletal Development Laboratory, and an assistant...

2011-06-09 07:53:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's not just skin and bones! Wrinkles may be able to predict a woman's bone fracture risk, according to this study. The severity and distribution of skin wrinkles and overall skin quality could tell the story of bone mineral density in early menopausal women. The findings were presented this month at the Endocrine Society Meeting in Boston, Mass., by Lubna Pal, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science at Yale School of...

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2011-06-07 07:35:00

Wrinkles on a woman's face during the first few years of menopause may predict her risk of suffering from bone fractures, according to a study released at the Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. The study found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles, the lower her bone density is. "In Postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," says Lubna Pal, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and...

2011-06-07 06:26:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, approximately 7.9 million bone fractures occur in the United States alone, costing an estimated $70 billion. Of these, 10 to 20 percent fail to heal. However, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered through an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly. The researchers found that stem cells...

2011-06-06 20:05:44

Wrinkles are a telltale sign of aging, and they might also be able to predict a woman's bone fracture risk, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers who report in a new study that the severity and distribution of skin wrinkles and overall skin quality could tell the story of bone mineral density in early menopausal women. The findings will be presented June 6 at the Endocrine Society Meeting in Boston, Mass., by Lubna Pal, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics,...

2011-06-06 15:21:08

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly. The UNC study team led by Anna Spagnoli, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering, demonstrated that stem cells manufactured with the regenerative hormone insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) become bone cells and also...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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