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The 'ultimate' stem cell

In the earliest moments of a mammal's life, the developing ball of cells formed shortly after fertilisation 'does as mother says' – it follows a course that has been pre-programmed in the egg by the mother. ...

Oct 30, 2014
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More involvement needed in models of care

Clinicians and health administrators need to take a more active role in implementing and evaluating models of care (MoCs) for musculosketal health, according to a recent study.

Oct 01, 2014
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Breakthrough could prevent hip implant replacement

Hip implants rely on the normal functioning of bone cells to achieve fixation of the implant with the bone. However, small metal particles released from hip implants, due to friction between the moving surfaces, ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Scientists identify rare cancer's genetic pathways

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