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2011-10-20 13:42:12

Adaptation to upright walking leaves humans susceptible, Case Western Reserve University study shows Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say. Compared to apes, humans have larger, more porous vertebrae encased in a much thinner shell of bone. The design works well until men and women age and suffer bone loss, leaving them...

2011-10-14 09:10:38

From blue whales to earthworms, a common mechanism gives shape to living beings Why don't our arms grow from the middle of our bodies? The question isn't as trivial as it appears. Vertebrae, limbs, ribs, tailbone ... in only two days, all these elements take their place in the embryo, in the right spot and with the precision of a Swiss watch. Intrigued by the extraordinary reliability of this mechanism, biologists have long wondered how it works. Now, researchers at EPFL (Ecole...

2011-07-25 07:01:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanx®, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, announced its Aspen(TM) Spinous Process Fixation System (Aspen) was featured in two poster presentations at The 18th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 13th to 16th. Dan Gladney, Chief Executive Officer, Lanx, commented, "These scientific...

2011-04-11 07:01:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanx®, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, today announced it has reached 17,000 implantations of its flagship product, the Aspen(TM) Spinous Process Fixation System (Aspen), at the 2011 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. "This significant implant milestone is evidence that the Aspen...


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