The patients have single short fingers (metacarpals) and toes (metatarsals) and can be restricted in growth due to a shortened skeleton. This hereditary disease is called brachydactyly type E (Greek for short ...
Genetics Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A team of Duke Medicine researchers has engineered cartilage from induced pluripotent stem cells that were successfully grown and sorted for use in tissue repair and studies into cartilage injury and osteoarthritis.
Medical research Oct 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Adelaide scientists have found that mice with gum disease develop worse arthritis.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Precise and persistent cell sabotage: Control of siRNA could aid regenerative medicine, cancer therapy
Some of the body's own genetic material, known as small interfering RNA (siRNA), can be packaged then unleashed as a precise and persistent technology to guide cell behavior, researchers at Case Western Reserve University ...
Medical research Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Stem cells isolated from fat are being considered as an option for treating tissue damage and diseases because of their accessibility and lack of rejection. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Ce ...
Medical research Aug 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Using mutant zebra fish, researchers studying the earliest formation of cartilage of the mouth believe they may have gotten a look at a mechanism involved in a genetic defect linked to Fraser syndrome deafness in humans.
Genetics Jul 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fiber scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees ...
Medical research Jul 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When it comes to treating cartilage tears in athletes, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and effective method of treatment, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In what could be a breakthrough in the practical application of epigenetic science, U.K. scientists used human tissue samples to discover that those with osteoarthritis have a signature epigenetic change (DNA methylation) ...
Genetics Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Biomedical engineering researchers say better implantable sensors and cartilage-growing techniques are making engineered cartilage a clinical reality for patients suffering from joint damage.
Surgery Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. ...
Ophthalmology Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In between the vertebrae of the human spine are 23 Oreo-sized, cartilage-filled discs that hold the vertebrae together and allow for spine movement.
Surgery Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
UCLA stem cell scientists purified a subset of stem cells found in fat tissue and made from them bone that was formed faster and was of higher quality than bone grown using traditional methods, a finding that may one day ...
Medical research Jun 11, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Aches and pains got you down? The way you walk could be wearing out parts of your body.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jun 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The same genes that promote healing after cartilage damage also appear to protect against osteoarthritis, a condition caused by years of wear-and-tear on the cartilage between joints, new ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |