Bone tissue grown in the lab used to repair damaged leg

The experimental tissue-engineering technology is being developed by Bonus BioGroup of Haifa, Israel, using fat cells extracted from a patient used to grow bones on a biological scaffold.
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Conclusion: Dorsal accessory breast, although a rare entity, whenever present should alert the clinician regarding the possibility of an underlying occult spinal dysraphism (OSD). Therefore, dorsal accessory breast can also be considered as a marker of OSD. PMID: 30105137 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our experience reflects that definitive treatment of tension pneumocephalus is required with multilayered dural repair, but temporising measures should be used immediately to prevent neurological deterioration prior to the definitive repair. PMID: 30105126 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Adham Elmously, Arash Salemi, T. Sloane Guy
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
[Retracted] Combined treatment with extracorporeal shock‑wave therapy and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation improves bone repair in a rabbit model of bone nonunion. Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug 09;: Authors: Fan T, Huang G, Wu W, Guo R, Zeng Q Abstract The authors of the above article wish to retract it on account of two reasons: First, the authors have experienced irreconcilable difficulties in deciding upon the suitable order of the authors in the author list. Secondly, due to the authors' negligence, the graph featured in Fig. 1 on p. 1328 does not match with the textual descrip...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionsQuadricuspid aortic valve anomaly is a rare congenital cardiac defect that can cause progressive valvular complications.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Millan C, Vivanco JF, Benjumeda-Wijnhoven IM, Bjelica S, Santibanez JF Abstract In orthopedic medicine, a feasible reconstruction of bone structures remains one of the main challenges both for healthcare and for improvement of patients' quality of life. There is a growing interest in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) medical application, due to their multilineage differentiation potential, and tissue engineering integration to improve bone repair and regeneration. In this review we will describe the main characteristics of MSCs, such as osteogenesis, immunomodulation and antibacterial properties, key parameter...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
The protein α-synuclein, like amyloid-β and tau, forms into an increasing amount of solid aggregates in the aging brain. These aggregates and their surrounding biochemistry cause neural dysfunction and cell death. Every older individual has raised levels of these protein aggregates, and the pathology they cause rises to the level of named condition when one or another is present in great enough amounts. The age-related diseases associated with α-synuclein are termed synucleinopathies, though one can argue that all neurodegeneration is to some degree influenced by all protein aggregates. Where the research,...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): Min Yu, Elisa Fiume, Enrica Verné, Theo Saunders, Mike John Reece, Francesco BainoAbstractBioactive glass coatings were deposited for the first time onto wood-derived biocarbon scaffolds using the sol-gel technique. The cellular pore structure of the beech wood was retained during the sol-gel coating process. Owing to the presence of the bioactive glass layer, the originally bioinert biocarbon scaffold was fully covered with newly-formed hydroxyapatite (HA) upon soaking in simulated body fluid. The ability to form HA is generally ac...
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
by Ben Skoch (@skochb)As someone new to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, I recognize that “The Four Things That Matter Most” by Ira Byock has been around for some time. As I sit down to write this review, I ’m reminded of ajoke from comedian Jim Gaffigan when he referenced people who want to talk about movies many years after they are released. That being said, the book was new to me as I picked through the 10th Anniversary Edition, and it ’s easy to see why this book could easily have many more anniversary editions in the coming years. I was indirectly nudged to read this work while on...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: book review Byock skoch Source Type: blogs
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