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Tissue reconstruction using autologous engineered implants has been successfully achieved in humans

Reconstruction of damaged/absent tissue using engineered autologous (from the patients’ own cells) implants has been successfully achieved in humans for the first time. [More]

Scientists report successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in laboratory

Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. [More]

Researcher develops synthetic hydrogel that promotes natural clotting, heals surgical wounds

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood. [More]
Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that its proprietary Sublative™ technology has received CE Mark indication for the effective treatment of striae (stretch marks) and acne scars. [More]
Scientists develop new substance that could simplify manufacture of cell therapy

Scientists develop new substance that could simplify manufacture of cell therapy

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine. [More]
BioRestorative Therapies, Rohto sign Research and Development Agreement

BioRestorative Therapies, Rohto sign Research and Development Agreement

BioRestorative Therapies, Inc., a life sciences company focused on adult stem cell-based therapies for various personal medical applications, today announced that it has entered into a Research and Development Agreement with Rohto Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. Under the Agreement, BRT has been engaged to provide stem cell research and development services. [More]
Endogenous tissue growth: an interview with Laurent Grandidier, CEO, Xeltis

Endogenous tissue growth: an interview with Laurent Grandidier, CEO, Xeltis

ETG or Endogenous Tissue Growth is a new therapeutic category in which surgeons use implants designed to allow the body to repair itself by spontaneously growing natural, healthy tissue from the inside without the use of stem cells or animal-derived products. [More]
Adherent stromal cells derived from human placenta improve tendon healing, shows study

Adherent stromal cells derived from human placenta improve tendon healing, shows study

According to Dr. Scott Rodeo of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), although the findings of a recent study should be considered preliminary, adherent stromal cells derived from human placenta appear promising as a readily available cell source to aid tendon healing and regeneration. [More]

Covidien launches Symbotex composite mesh to perform surgical laparoscopic, open ventral hernia repairs

Further strengthening its broad line of hernia repair products, Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced the U.S. launch of Symbotex™ composite mesh, an innovative product designed to make it easier for surgeons to perform surgical laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs. [More]
Glucosamine not reduces knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain

Glucosamine not reduces knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain

A short-term study found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain. [More]
Fibrotech successfully completes Phase Ia trial of anti-fibrotic compound FT011

Fibrotech successfully completes Phase Ia trial of anti-fibrotic compound FT011

Fibrotech, an Australian biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs to prevent a massive health burden associated with fibrosis, today announced that its lead anti-fibrotic compound FT011 has successfully completed a Phase Ia trial in healthy volunteers demonstrating safety and tolerability up to doses of 1000mg. [More]
Biomarkers for bone resorption predict outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Biomarkers for bone resorption predict outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Biomarkers for bone formation and resorption predict outcomes for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a team of researchers from UC Davis and their collaborators have found. [More]

Meta-analysis study shows association between BTMs s-CTX, s-PINP and risk of future fractures

​A new study by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) scientific working group summarizes the clinical performance of serum procollagen type I N propeptide (s-PINP) and serum C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type I collagen (s-CTX) in fracture risk prediction in untreated individuals in prospective cohort studies. [More]
New corneal layer important for intraocular pressure maintenance

New corneal layer important for intraocular pressure maintenance

UK researchers have found that a newly discovered layer of the human eye is an important part of the structural tissue that helps to maintain intraocular pressure and thus may play a role in the development of glaucoma. [More]

Predictors of bone metastasis, skeletal events in lung cancer identified

Researchers have identified a range of factors that are associated with the likelihood that a patient with advanced lung cancer will develop bone metastases or skeletal-related events. [More]
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could soon be diagnosed without the need for surgical lung biopsy

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could soon be diagnosed without the need for surgical lung biopsy

People who have suspected idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis without typical patterns on high resolution computed tomography scans could in future be spared the substantial risks of lung biopsy and be given a confident diagnosis of IPF based on clinical and radiological findings alone, according to new research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Rhythm important for correct development of baby hearts

Rhythm important for correct development of baby hearts

To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm...even before they have blood to pump. [More]

NeoStrata announces debut of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster

NeoStrata Company, Inc., the creator of the original Glycolic Acid peel, is pleased to announce the debut of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster, available February 1, 2014. The NEW dermatologist developed product is the latest and most technologically advanced treatment for helping to smooth wrinkles and brighten dark spots improving skin texture and luminosity. [More]
Vitamin C may reduce risk of most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, says study

Vitamin C may reduce risk of most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, says study

Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. [More]

Dua's Layer in the human cornea may be linked to glaucoma

A new layer in the human cornea - discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year - plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. [More]