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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...

New Cause Of Osteoarthritis Revealed
2014-08-13 03:00:25

University of Liverpool A new mechanism of joint destruction caused by a natural material that grinds away healthy cartilage and worsens osteoarthritis has been identified in human hip joints for the first time by University of Liverpool scientists. The scientists, with Professor Alan Boyde and colleagues from Queen Mary University of London, were studying the hip of a man with the genetic condition, alkaptonuria (AKU), This is a metabolic disease in which a substance called...

2014-07-30 23:00:43

MarketOptimizer.org adds “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The objective is to provide information that represents the most up-to-date data of the industry possible. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units)...

2014-07-23 23:03:24

Foot abnormalities can have a daunting effect on a person’s health and confidence. Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab is proud to announce custom orthotics at http://www.burnabyphysiocare.com/. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Absolute PhysioCare and Sports Rehab, a Burnaby orthotics clinic, has recently announced the launch of its custom orthotics and gait scan analysis that will be focused on correcting and eliminating foot abnormalities in order to restore normal body balance....

Unique Leg Bone Structure Helps Keep Giraffes On Their Feet
2014-07-04 07:49:38

Alan McStravick and Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one of the largest purveyors of children's games and toys, Toys 'Я' Us saw the value in choosing one of the more uniquely designed creatures in the animal kingdom, the giraffe, as their spokesanimal. Noted for long legs and a long neck, the giraffe is the tallest land dwelling animal on Earth and it's different but docile appearance has long piqued the attentions of children worldwide. Now it appears the...

CellulARSkin prototype
2014-06-11 04:00:06

Technische Universität München (TUM) "All systems go" for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship. The Walk Again Project is an...

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

[ Watch The Video: The Making Of Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation exposure The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

2014-04-24 23:04:37

Back pain is a serious hindrance for many Vancouver area residents, and custom orthotics can provide relief. Backs in Action is happy to announce this new service for its clients. More information is available at http://www.backsinaction.ca. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Backs in Action has recently announced that it will be providing custom orthotics for residents in Vancouver area. Custom Orthotics are simple to describe but have a huge impact on a person's well-being. Backs...

2014-04-20 23:02:08

Sport and Spine Rehab is teaming up with IM Custom to provide its Dynamic 3D Gel Foot Scanner technology to create foot orthotics in the Washington DC metro area. Rockville MD (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Glen Hinshaw began bicycle racing in 1977 and continued racing on and off until 2005. He is a former member of the US Postal Service Masters Cycling Team. After years of extreme training and bike racing, Glen’s foot pain caused him to seek solutions in the area of foot care and custom...

2014-04-17 23:00:56

Houston-Area Spine Clinic Debuts Expanded Sciatica Treatments Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Traveling from the lower back, through the buttock, and then to the lower limb, the sciatic nerve is known as the longest single nerve in the human body. It is also the widest. However, perhaps due to its prominence, it is quite susceptible to compression or irritation, a condition known as sciatica. Houston-based medical center Gulf Coast Spine Care specializes in treating this condition....


Latest Skeletal system Reference Libraries

Palmar radiocarpal ligament
2012-07-01 19:10:04

The palmar radiocarpal ligament, also known as the anterior ligament, volar radiocarpal ligament, is a broad membranous band attached above to the anterior margin of the lower end of the radius and to the front of the lower end of the ulna. The ligament’s fibers pass downward and medialward to be inserted into the volar surfaces of the scaphoid, lunate, and triangular bones; some of the fibers continue on to the capitate. The palmar radiocarpal ligament is perforated by apertures for the...

Incus Bone
2012-06-29 12:09:21

The incus (anvil) bone is an anvil-shaped small bone in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. This bone was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna. This bone also transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. The incus bone is only found in mammals. The bone, which is derived from a reptilian upper jaw bone (the quadrate bone), embryologically derives from the first pharyngeal arch along with the rest of the bones of mastication, such as the...

Pisiform bone
2012-06-29 12:05:20

The pisiform bone (pisiforme or lentiform bone) is a small knobbly, pea-shaped bone of the wrist. It is found in the proximal row of the carpus, located where the ulna joins the carpus (wrist). This bone only articulates with the triquetral. The pisiform bone is typically known by its small size, and by presenting a single articular facet. It is situated on a plane anterior to the other carpal bones and is spheroidal (spherical) in form. Pisiform is derivative of the Latin word “pisum”...

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