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Cartilage is a stiff yet flexible connective tissue found in many areas in the bodies of humans and other animals, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the elbow, the knee, the ankle, the bronchial tubes and the intervertebral discs.
MGH researchers identify gene mutations linked to rare congenital condition involving lack of nose

MGH researchers identify gene mutations linked to rare congenital condition involving lack of nose

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital led a large, international research team that has identified gene mutations associated with a rare congenital condition involving the absence of a nose and often accompanied by defects involving the eye and reproductive systems. [More]
Scientists developing magnetic stem cells to fight cancer

Scientists developing magnetic stem cells to fight cancer

Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are developing a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells of patients. [More]
Rice bioengineers reveal how heart valves use different strategies to handle oxygen starvation

Rice bioengineers reveal how heart valves use different strategies to handle oxygen starvation

As the valves in a heart stretch with each beat, their cells take in life-giving oxygen. But if the supply is cut off, aortic and mitral valves use different strategies to compensate, according to Rice University scientists. [More]
Research finds differences in cell migration between normal and malignant tumor cells

Research finds differences in cell migration between normal and malignant tumor cells

What makes cancer so deadly is its ability to move . The better that doctors can keep tumors contained and protect unaffected organs in the body, the less lethal a cancer will be. [More]
New X-ray imaging technology holds potential for life-saving uses in security and healthcare

New X-ray imaging technology holds potential for life-saving uses in security and healthcare

An exciting X-ray imaging technology has been successfully developed to the point where it is now ready for translation into all kinds of beneficial applications, including potentially life-saving uses in security and healthcare. [More]
First-in-human study of cell bandage for common sporting knee injury shows promising results

First-in-human study of cell bandage for common sporting knee injury shows promising results

A 'living bandage' made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been trialled in humans for the first time by scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol. [More]
Research redefines role of Spop protein during bone development

Research redefines role of Spop protein during bone development

Loss of a key protein leads to defects in skeletal development including reduced bone density and a shortening of the fingers and toes -- a condition known as brachydactyly. T [More]
Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that's just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. You know; no pain, no gain. [More]
World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

David Morris of Alexandria, Virginia has a fascinating job that takes him all over the world. So when arthritis and unrelenting knee pain put a crimp in his active lifestyle, he thought it was time to consider knee replacement. [More]
Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

An active aging population is a good thing for society. It also keeps John Shields, M.D., very busy. [More]
Research reveals key role of fibroblasts in development of rheumatoid arthritis

Research reveals key role of fibroblasts in development of rheumatoid arthritis

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. [More]
FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. [More]
Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. [More]
Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Earlier this October 2016, Mercy Medical Center became the first hospital in Maryland to utilize the new Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) in a surgical procedure, the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA. [More]
New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with scleroderma - an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin - is not typically a rosy one. With limited treatment options available, those suffering from the disorder can face disabling hardening and tightening of their skin. [More]
Swiss specialists report success of new cell-based repair technology for articular cartilage defects

Swiss specialists report success of new cell-based repair technology for articular cartilage defects

Writing in The Lancet, Swiss doctors report that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults (aged 18-55 years) whose cartilage was damaged by injury. [More]
Researchers seek to shed light on link between ACL and osteoarthritis

Researchers seek to shed light on link between ACL and osteoarthritis

Every year, about 250,000 people in the U.S. sustain injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and about half of these individuals end up having reconstructive surgery. [More]
Research shows how mitochondrial targeting antioxidants could help treat osteoarthritis

Research shows how mitochondrial targeting antioxidants could help treat osteoarthritis

High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, causing them to die, and ultimately leading to the development of osteoarthritis. [More]
Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical jointly launch new Episealer surgical knee simulations

Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical jointly launch new Episealer surgical knee simulations

Today, Episurf Medical announced the public release of the Episealer surgical training simulation on the Touch Surgery app. [More]
Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) — which can differentiate into a variety of cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells — are capable of returning clarity to scarred corneas; however, the mechanisms by which this happens remained a mystery — until now. [More]
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