Health

One in six women at fracture clinics report domestic violence

One in six women arriving at orthopedic fracture clinics have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner within the past year, and one in 50 arrive as a direct result of intimate ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Can stem cells help those with arthritis?

Stems cells taken from just a few grams of body fat are a promising weapon against the crippling effects of osteoarthritis.

Medical research

Smallest tools could give biggest results in bone repair

When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch ...

Medical research

UGA discovery uses 'fracture putty' to repair broken bone in days

Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing ...

Medical research

A direct path for understanding and treating brittle bones

A study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and collaborators at other institutions has provided new insights into the means by which bone cells produce new bone in response to mechanical stresses, such as exercise. ...

Medical research

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

Old technologies, bone cement and a well known antibiotic, may effectively fight an emerging infection in soldiers with compound bone fractures, according to a study published online today in the Journal of Orthopedic Research. ...