New hope for spinal cord injuries: Silk from moths can be used to stabilize the injury and promote repair, according to experts
(Natural News) British scientists have discovered a novel method of treating spinal cord injuries: modified silk from the Chinese Oak Silkmoth (Antheraea pernyi). By cleaning and sterilizing the silk produced by the larvae of this species, the researchers claim that this material could support nerve cell growth throughout affected areas of the spine. As of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Micro Interventional Devices begins study of tech for heart valve repair
The first patient in the transcatheter arm of a European study has been treated with Micro Interventional Devices’ MIA technology for tricuspid and mitral repair, the company said. A team at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinic (Vilnius, Lithuania) used the 12F MIA (minimally invasive annuloplasty) delivery catheter and PolyCor anchors to reduce tricuspid annular dimensions and tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in the patient. The 61-year-old female was suffering from severe torrential tricuspid regurgitation. The physicians were able to reduce the dilated tricuspid annulus by 29%, from 20.9cm2 to 14.9...
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Featured Research & Development Micro Interventional Devices Source Type: news

Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
In her new book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Deb Dana offers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way out of trauma and back to finding joy, connection, and safety through enlightening theory, rich experiential practice, and practical steps. “The autonomic nervous system,” Deb Dana writes, “responds to challenges in daily life by telling us not what we are or who we are, but how we are.” Informing, guiding, and regulating our experiences, the autonomic nervous system tells us when we are safe and can proceed forward and when we are under ...
Source: Psych Central - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Neuroscience Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Stress Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System Deb Dana Polyvagal Theory Source Type: news

FDA clears Transseptal Solutions ’ TP Crosser transseptal access device
Medtech developer Transseptal Solutions said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its TSP Crosser transseptal access system. The Israel-based company said that the TSP Crosser is an advanced transseptal puncture system which features a built-in steering mechanism and is designed for use in accessing the left atrium. The system is intended for use during procedures including mitral valve repair and replacement, paravalvular leak closure, left atrial appendage closure and EP ablation treatments. “Transseptal Solutions FDA clearance announcement is timely. There is a growing global demand for trans-septal catheter ...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance transseptalsolutions Source Type: news

UK Study Matches Mesothelioma Treatments to Genetic Profile
University of Leicester researchers soon will open the first molecularly stratified clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma with the hope of moving the future of treatment toward more personalization. The phase II trial in the United Kingdom is designed to match therapy with a patient’s specific genetic profile. “We’re trying to bring the right drug to the right patient at the right time,” Professor Dean Fennell, chair of thoracic medical oncology at Leicester and chief trial investigator, told Asbestos.com. “We need to find different treatments that work for different people. This is a step...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Pathways to Rapid Wound Repair Open Door to Improved Healing Pathways to Rapid Wound Repair Open Door to Improved Healing
Researchers have discovered why oral cavity wounds heal so rapidly. The findings may lead to more effective wound healing and less scaring in cutaneous wounds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone signaling specifies cone subtypes in human retinal organoids
The mechanisms underlying specification of neuronal subtypes within the human nervous system are largely unknown. The blue (S), green (M), and red (L) cones of the retina enable high-acuity daytime and color vision. To determine the mechanism that controls S versus L/M fates, we studied the differentiation of human retinal organoids. Organoids and retinas have similar distributions, expression profiles, and morphologies of cone subtypes. S cones are specified first, followed by L/M cones, and thyroid hormone signaling controls this temporal switch. Dynamic expression of thyroid hormone–degrading and –activating...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eldred, K. C., Hadyniak, S. E., Hussey, K. A., Brenerman, B., Zhang, P.-W., Chamling, X., Sluch, V. M., Welsbie, D. S., Hattar, S., Taylor, J., Wahlin, K., Zack, D. J., Johnston, R. J. Tags: Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible'Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible '
Smokers and non-smokers have similar outcomes after undergoing clean open ventral hernia repair (OVHR), new research in shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Withings' rumored heart rate monitor, AI to predict cognitive decline, and more digital health news briefs
Also: Biodegradable implant accelerates nerve damage repair; algorithm uses wearables to predict behavior, blood pressure changes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Aberrations; Dime-Sized Nerve Repair; 3-Minute Parkinson's Dx?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind device can repair damaged nerves - before before it DISAPPEARS inside the body 
Scientists at Northwestern University and the University of Washington have created a tiny nerve stimulator out of silicon, magnesium and a biodegradable polymer that dissolves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioelectronic medicine
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teleflex Makes an ‘Essential’ Acquisition
Teleflex is making a move to expand its presence in the structural heart and endovascular aneurysm repair markets. To do this, the Wayne, PA-based company is acquiring Essential Medical for an undisclosed sum. Essential Medical has developed and received a CE mark for the MANTA Vascular Closure Device. The Exton, PA-based company’s device is designed for closure of large bore arteriotomies following procedures utilizing devices or sheaths ranging in size from 10F to 18F. Teleflex said MANTA is expected to receive FDA approval in 2019. “We are very excited to announce this acquisition, wh...
Source: MDDI - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can gold help repair muscle injuries?
In a new and innovative study, researchers have found that gold nanoparticles attached to anti-inflammatory agents can work to promote muscle regeneration. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Umbilical cord blood could be used to fix babies' cleft palates
Stem cells harvested from the umbilical cord blood of nine babies at the Hospital De San Jose in Bogota, Colombia, were used to repair the children's cleft palates in a study which began 10 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silicone Materials for Long-term Medical Implants: Innovate for the Future
By Feifei Lin, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. With the growth of the aging population, the number of age-related diseases has increased. Every year millions of patients sustained or improved their lives through surgical procedures involving implanted medical devices. Implants such as orthopedics, pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, defibrillators, neural prosthetics or combinational devices like drug-eluting stents have become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Long-term implantable devices used to improve and sustain life are highly regulated by regulatory bodies around th...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Teleflex picks up Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday that it acquired Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device for an unspecified amount. Manta is designed to close punctures at femoral arterial access sites after catheterization procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ventricular assist procedures and balloon aortic valvuloplasties. Exton, Pa.-based Essential won CE Mark approval in the European Union for Manta in July 2016 and is seeking pre-market approval from the FDA. The federal safety watchdog granted an investiga...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Wall Street Beat Essential Medical Devices Teleflex Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

UCLA receives $3 million to pursue research on mobility and function for patients with spinal cord injuries
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $3 million gift from The Louis and Harold Price Foundation to support the spinal cord work of Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of theUCLA Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory and UCLA Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center.Lu ’s research combines basic science and clinical testing to decode the spinal cord’s electrical language, which controls muscle function in multiple motor systems. He applies these findings in studies of potential treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries, using different methods to act...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amputation injury is communicated to opposing limbs
(Tufts University) In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that amputation of one limb is immediately reflected in the bioelectric properties of the contralateral, or opposing, un-damaged limb of developing frogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What to DO: No Hand Surgeon? Don't Transfer; Data Support EP Repair of Distal Finger Injury
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to DO Source Type: news

Simple changes in conventional farming practices, particularly those that repair soil, could be the key to feeding the world
(Natural News) Not surprisingly, the promises that GMOs would save the world from hunger have failed to materialize. In addition to failing to make inroads in this serious issue, they’re also causing a slew of health and environmental problems. It’s clear that a different approach is needed, and it looks like one of the simplest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Income Children Have a Reason to Smile —America’s ToothFairy Receives Product Donation from Cosmedent
(Charlotte, NC – September 26, 2018) Low-income children in California suffering from tooth decay have a reason to smile thanks to a recent product donation from Cosmedent, Inc. made to America ’s ToothFairy.The donation, valued at $102,808, consisted of an assortment of restorative materials, including Insure, CosmeSeal and Renamel products. America ’s ToothFairy distributed the donation to AYUDA International, a member of its Dental Resource Program, which supports nonprofit clinics serving low-income and uninsured children.AYUDA treats patients in Southern California and around the world through a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tiny Device Is a ‘ Huge Advance ’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Heart Surgery and Surgeons heart failure Source Type: news

Peripheral nerve injuries in the pediatric population: a review of the literature. Part I: traumatic nerve injuries - Costales JR, Socolovsky M, S ánchez Lázaro JA, Álvarez García R.
This article reviews the clinical results that can be obtained after repair of a traumatic peripheral nerve injury in the pediatric population. METHODS: A systematic review of the published literature has been made. RESULTS: Func... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Preoperative statin therapy is associated with higher long-term survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Thomas F.X.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiac Dimensions launches pivotal Carillon mitral repair device trial
Cardiac Dimensions said today it launched a pivotal trial of the Carillon mitral valve repair device it’s developing, and that it enrolled and randomized its first patient in the trial. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company’s percutaneous Carillon annuloplasty device is designed to use a distal anchor and proximal anchor, connected by a shaping ribbon, to re-form the mitral annulus by bending the coronary sinus. Late last year the FDA granted an investigational device exemption for a 400-patient pivotal trial of the Carillon device. The first patient in the trial was enrolled and ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves Cardiac Dimensions Source Type: news

Cardiac Dimensions launches pivotal trial for Carillon mitral repair device
Cardiac Dimensions said today it launched a pivotal trial of the Carillon mitral valve repair device it’s developing, and that it enrolled and randomized its first patient in the trial. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company’s percutaneous Carillon annuloplasty device is designed to use a distal anchor and proximal anchor, connected by a shaping ribbon, to re-form the mitral annulus by bending the coronary sinus. Late last year the FDA granted an investigational device exemption for a 400-patient pivotal trial of the Carillon device. The first patient in the trial was enrolled and ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves Cardiac Dimensions Source Type: news

The businessman 'allergic' to the SUN
Joshua Barnfather, 30, from Hull, suffers from xeroderma pigmentosum, which means his body cannot repair DNA damage caused by UV light. He also has cancer of the blood vessel linings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P & G launches new Crest toothpaste
Procter& Gamble Co. has introduced a new Crest toothpaste formula that claims to help reverse gum disease and boost the repair of weakened enamel. The Cincinnati-based manufacturer (NYSE: PG) said Crest Gum& Enamel Repair is now available in “Intensive Clean” and “Advanced Whitening” varieties, which can be bought from drug and grocery stores as well as mass retailers and e-commerce sites. “We know that gum problems are at the root of some key issues that can affect a person’s oral… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

NFL Players Association invests in Boston ACL repair startup
A Boston startup developing a treatment for torn ACLs emerged from stealth mode this week with $22.5 million in funding from the NFL Players Association and other investors. MIACH Orthopaedics Inc. is testing a bioengineered sponge it hopes will stimulate healing of torn anterior cruciate ligaments. ACL tears generally cannot heal themselves, leading to repeat tears and arthritis when treated with surgery and often ending professional sports careers. The company's de vice, the Bridge-Enhanced ACL… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

$1.7 million SBIR grant fast-tracks bone fracture healing
(Purdue University) Novosteo, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, is advancing a technology shown to repair bone fractures faster and at greater benefit to a patient. A $1.7 million National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I/II grant will help fast-track the technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequent Basal Cell Carcinomas May Be Clinical Marker for Increased Malignancy Risk
Individuals who develop frequent basal cell carcinomas may have an increased prevalence of germline mutations in DNA repair genes and an increased malignancy risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Book Review: Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up
Our relationships can be our greatest source of pain, and yet without relationships, we cannot heal from pain. For some people, the pain is too overwhelming and avoidance seems the only option. Others may try to be open about their experiences and find themselves feeling too exposed, too vulnerable, and worse off than before. In either case, healing from trauma requires that we find and allow ourselves to experience a healing relationship. In his new book, Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up: From Avoidance to Recovery and Growth, Robert T. Muller, who is also the author of Trauma and the Avoidant Client, takes us inside th...
Source: Psych Central - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment books on trauma trauma book Source Type: news

Gore ’s aneurysm device for tricky anatomies implanted in Europe
(Image courtesy of W.L. Gore & Associates) The first European patient with a challenging anatomy has had the Gore Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) endoprosthesis implanted, according to W.L. Gore & Associates. The next-generation endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device is indicated to treat the broadest range of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with difficult anatomies. They include patients with proximal aortic neck angles of up to 90 degrees with a minimum 15 mm aortic neck length and patients with proximal aortic neck angles of up to 60 degrees with a 10 mm minimum aortic n...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Implants Surgical W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

NFL players get in on $23m Series A for Miach Orthopaedics
The National Football League Players Assn. got in on a nearly $23 million Series A round for Miach Orthopaedics and its knee repair technology, the Boston-based company said today. Miach is developing bio-engineered implants for surgical connective tissue repair, aiming first at anterior cruciate ligament repair with its Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair product, a sponge that’s designed to act as a scaffold to stimulate healing. The $22.5 million A round, co-led by Amzak Health Investors and DSM Venturing, also included the NFLPA and other investors, Miach said. The proceeds are earmarked for ongoing clinical wor...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Miach Orthopaedics Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Post-Op Analgesic Approach For Hip Fracture Repair: A Case A Post-Op Analgesic Approach For Hip Fracture Repair: A Case
This case describes the use of a SIFI block after surgery to minimize the use of psychotropic medications in the elderly patient population.HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Clinical Case Source Type: news

A pinch of RNA spices up DNA repair
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Modesti, M. Tags: Genetics perspective Source Type: news

RNA takes over DNA repair
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mao, S. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology twis Source Type: news

Ribonucleotide incorporation enables repair of chromosome breaks by nonhomologous end joining
The nonhomologous end–joining (NHEJ) pathway preserves genome stability by ligating the ends of broken chromosomes together. It employs end-processing enzymes, including polymerases, to prepare ends for ligation. We show that two such polymerases incorporate primarily ribonucleotides during NHEJ—an exception to the central dogma of molecular biology—both during repair of chromosome breaks made by Cas9 and during V(D)J recombination. Moreover, additions of ribonucleotides but not deoxynucleotides effectively promote ligation. Repair kinetics suggest that ribonucleotide-dependent first-strand ligation is fo...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pryor, J. M., Conlin, M. P., Carvajal-Garcia, J., Luedeman, M. E., Luthman, A. J., Small, G. W., Ramsden, D. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

The Safety Net for Older People Living at Home is Failing and in Urgent Need of Repair
This interim report suggests that. from what older people and their families have told Age UK. it is clear that the health and care safety net for unwell older people living with frailty at home is not nearly as strong as it should be, exposing those living alone without support from family and friends to particular risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian man's horror as one inch HORN grows out the end of his PENIS
The 60-year-old's growth was a side effect from an operation to repair his urethra, doctors at King George ’s Medical University in Lucknow claimed in the BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: How muscle cells journey to the dark side
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Answers to treating muscular dystrophies could lie in better understanding muscle repair--which resembles a delicate cellular dance choreographed by special cells called fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs). Now, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that FAPs don't have just one identity--but several distinct identities that emerge during key stages of muscle regeneration. These cells they could be targeted for drug development. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4C Medical raises $17m Series A for mitral repair device
4C Medical Technologies said today that it raised a $17 million Series A round for the AltaValve transcatheter mitral valve replacement device it’s developing. Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based 4C Medical, which drummed up a $9 million seed round in July 2017, said its latest private placement was led by an undisclosed “multi-national strategic investor” and included existing backers. The AltaValve TMVR is designed to preserve the native mitral valve and left ventricle by using supra-annular, atrial-only fixation. “The additional capital from our Series A financings significantly bolsters our abi...
Source: Mass Device - September 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat 4cmedical Source Type: news

Decreased Survival for Prostate Cancers With dMMR Decreased Survival for Prostate Cancers With dMMR
Prostate cancers with a defective mismatch repair (dMMR) status are a'clinically aggressive phenotype,'say researchers, but some may respond to immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NHS England right not to make flu jab compulsory
Welcoming NHS England’s announcement today (Friday) not to make the flu jab compulsory for all staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “While it makes sense for staff to be encouraged to get the flu jab, no-one should feel that they have no option but to have it. “The NHS is still recovering from the impact of last year’s harsh winter. The government has pledged money to undo the damage caused but this has still not been delivered, and won’t be enough to repair services and improve them for the future. “Staff will always do their bit, but the NHS cannot face another winter reliant...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release health NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news