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Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast
Robotic-assisted hernia repair is becoming increasingly popular, but the value of this technique remains controversial.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

7 Signs of protein deficiency
(Natural News) Here’s something you may have heard before: “Protein is the basic foundation of the body.” Protein provides the building blocks of our muscles and bones, it assists in tissue building and repair, and it’s necessary for natural enzyme and hormone production. With protein being so vital in most of our bodily functions, it’s no... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endologix CEO: It & #039;s Time for a Leadership Change
It takes a strong leader to admit when his time is up. Endologix CEO John McDermott is that type of leader, which he proved this week with the announcement that he will be stepping down as CEO of the struggling endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) company. "The past couple of years have been difficult for the company, employees, and investors, so it's time for a leadership change," McDermott said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. McDermott has been at the Irvine, CA-based company for nearly 10 years. He said he will continue in his role until the board ...
Source: MDDI - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Collagen Solutions jumps on positive study data
Shares in Collagen Solutions (LON:COS) rose this week after the U.K.-based company touted positive data from an eight-year study of 15 patients who received ChondroMimetic implants to repair cartilage defects in their knees. The company plans to apply for CE Mark clearance in the European Union for its ChrondroMimetic implant based on the results from this long-term study. Using 3D MRI analyses, researchers found that cartilage regeneration in the defects treated with Collagen Solutions’ device had reached a structural quality that was almost identical to native cartilage. The team also saw that after eight years, pa...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat collagensolutions Source Type: news

Study compares countries' mortality rates after aneurysm surgery
(Wiley) There is substantial international variation in mortality rates after treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm, or enlargement of the aorta. A BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study that compared 10-year data from England and Sweden found that mortality rates were initially better in Sweden but improved over time alongside greater use of a minimally invasive procedure called endovascular aneurysm repair in England. Now there is no difference between postoperative mortality rates after aneurysm repair in England and Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Darby Dental Supply Expands Capital Equipment Offerings with Complete Air Techniques Line
Jericho, NY (February 15, 2018)–Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation ’s largest distributors of dental supplies and services, recently expanded its equipment portfolio to include the full line of Air Techniques products. This addition is the latest advancement in Darby’s aim to partner with leading manufacturers and suppliers to strengthen its position as a singl e-source solution for supplies, services, and capital equipment.Darby launched its capital equipment division in 2009 and has been continuously focused on expanding its product lines and services to become a leading resource in capital equipmen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cartilage cell transplantation procedure for arthritis approved by NHS
Patients with a certain form ofarthritis have a new preventative treatment option available to them, following the recent NHS approval of a cutting-edge cartilage cell transplantation procedure. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has won approval to be funded across the NHS thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence - supported by Arthritis Research UK and others - that has conclusively demonstrated the considerable benefits the technique offers. How the procedure works ACI is designed to help patients who have small areas of cartilage damage or earlyosteoarthritis of the knee. These conditions can often affect y...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New research highlights how cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapy
(University of Liverpool) Collaborative research conducted in Liverpool and Oxford, published in The Red Journal, identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccine, Stanford researchers say
(Stanford Medicine) Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stryker nears closure of Vexim takeover, passes 95% ownership
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it has acquired approximately 95.5% of the share capital of French spinal implant maker Vexim, and that it plans to acquire the remaining shares soon. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said that it has since crossed the 95% threshold and that it intends to file a proposed public buy-out offer and a squeeze-out for the remaining shares in accordance with French tender offer laws and regulations. Stryker is looking to pick up the remaining shares at approximately $24.88 (EU €20) per share through its buy-out offer, and said that both the buy-out offer and squeeze-out ar...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Spinal Stryker Source Type: news

Orthofix launches RCStim rotator cuff repair trial
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said today it launched a study looking to evaluate the use of pulsed electromagnetic field technology with the company’s RCStim device as adjunctive treatment to the surgical repair of rotator cuff tears. The 538-patient study, which has begun enrollment, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of PEMF technology designed to promote bone growth and whether it can reduce the rate of repaired tendons being subsequently torn, as well as overall improvement in patient outcomes. “Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears can improve pain and functional use of the shoulder but a continuin...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Orthofix Source Type: news

Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia
This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dentists may soon be able to regenerate from cavities
Teeth can already repair small problems on the outer layers of teeth. But two recent Kings College London studies show that treating the stem cells within the tooth pulp can trigger them to fix cavities (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair
Is rectal acetaminophen used as an adjunct to IV opioids an effective means of pain control for infants who have undergone open heart repair?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Pentax Medical recalls ED-3490TK duodenoscopes
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical is recalling its ED-3490TK duodenoscopes looking to replace parts of the scopes to prevent leakage of patient fluids into the device, according to an FDA release. The company is looking to replace the forceps elevator mechanism, o-ring seal and distal end covering to prevent leakage of fluids into the closed elevator channel and under the distal cap, according to the FDA release. The federal watchdog said it cleared updated design and labeling for the duodenoscope, and that it is closely monitoring the association between so called ‘superbug’ outbreaks and the use of reproc...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Pentax Medical Source Type: news

Bard escapes hernia mesh lawsuit
Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and subsidiary Davol this week avoided a lawsuit over allegedly defective hernia meshes after an appellate panel reaffirmed a lower court’s dismissal. The lower court had dismissed the suit on the grounds that the operating physician in the case was informed of risks associated with the mesh, eliminating the plaintiff’s argument that the company did not appropriately warn physicians on the issue. The decision came from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday, with Judges Marcus, Anderson and Hull finding in their revie...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Davol Inc. Source Type: news

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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic gene mutations: Opening new therapeutic avenues in metastatic prostate cancer
(Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology) International study shows the prognostic and predictive value of DNA-repair gene mutations in more precisely selecting standard therapies for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol crystals impede nerve repair
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chen, Y., Popko, B. Tags: Cell Biology perspective Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs
The mechanism set in motion by a protein implicated in the repair of myelin damage could hold the key to a better treatment for multiple sclerosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Scientists successfully test new, safer titanium plate for bone tissue repair
(Shinshu University) For the first time, patented titanium fiber plates developed by Japanese engineers for medical use were put to the test in an animal model.Researchers from Shinshu University found that, unlike conventional plates, the titanium fiber plates do not cause bone embrittlement after close contact with the bone for prolonged periods. This could eliminate the need for plate extraction and the associate surgical risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The potential of stem cells in treatment of traumatic brain injury - Weston NM, Sun D.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global public health concern, with limited treatment options available. Despite improving survival rate after TBI, treatment is lacking for brain functional recovery and structural repair in clinic. Rece... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Build It And They Will Come
In the award-winning 1989 movie,Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field on his farm in Iowa. " If you build it, he will come, ” says the voice. Against the warnings of many, and with nothing but faith, he builds the field and (spoiler alert!) his dream comes true when he meets and plays ball with his hero, baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson.While the pharmaceutical industry is not well-known for such whimsical notions, for a sector rooted in science, it takes a lot on faith. We – the thousands whose jobs depend on it and the millions of patients worldwide &ndash...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Boosting a key protein to help bones that won't heal
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A powerful protein inside the body helps naturally repair bone injuries. Increasing it in some patients could jump-start the process, a new rodent study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes in genes involved in DNA repair and packaging linked to risk of multiple myeloma
(PLOS) Researchers have identified two gene regions that contribute to multiple myeloma, an inherited cancer that occurs in bone marrow, through a new method that makes use of human disease pedigrees. Nicola Camp and Rosalie Waller of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, and colleagues, report their findings Feb. 1, 2018, in PLOS Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aging and neurodegeneration are associated with increased mutations in single human neurons
It has long been hypothesized that aging and neurodegeneration are associated with somatic mutation in neurons; however, methodological hurdles have prevented testing this hypothesis directly. We used single-cell whole-genome sequencing to perform genome-wide somatic single-nucleotide variant (sSNV) identification on DNA from 161 single neurons from the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of 15 normal individuals (aged 4 months to 82 years), as well as 9 individuals affected by early-onset neurodegeneration due to genetic disorders of DNA repair (Cockayne syndrome and xeroderma pigmentosum). sSNVs increased approximately lin...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lodato, M. A., Rodin, R. E., Bohrson, C. L., Coulter, M. E., Barton, A. R., Kwon, M., Sherman, M. A., Vitzthum, C. M., Luquette, L. J., Yandava, C. N., Yang, P., Chittenden, T. W., Hatem, N. E., Ryu, S. C., Woodworth, M. B., Park, P. J., Walsh, C. A. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

New Zealand ’ s Medsafe regulatory body removes pelvic mesh products from market
New Zealand’s regulatory body Medsafe has taken steps to remove a number of surgical mesh products from the country, according to a release posted today. The agency said the product’s removal was the outcome of a recent regulatory action on surgical mesh products, specifically those designed for treating pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation and one mini-sling product designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. Medsafe said that last December it requested safety information from four surgical mesh suppliers in New Zealand, following action taken by Australia’s TGA as it looked to review m...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration New Zealand Medsafe Source Type: news

Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests
Nicotine in e-cigarettes may convert into DNA-damaging chemicals, mouse trial indicates, but critics say results are irrelevant to humansVaping may raise the risk of certain cancers and heart disease, according to a team of scientists who studied the effects of e-cigarette smoke on healthy mice and human cells.Researchers found evidence thatnicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes could be converted into chemicals that damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder, and dampen down the body ’s genetic repair mechanisms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research E-cigarettes Science Smoking Society Health Cancer research Heart disease Source Type: news

Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Might Cause Cancers, Mouse Study Suggests
MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 -- The nicotine in e-cigarettes seems to damage DNA in ways that may increase cancer risk, a new study in mice suggests. The damage was seen both to DNA and its ability to repair itself, making cells more likely to mutate and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are rupture-repair episodes related to outcome in the treatment of trauma-exposed World Trade Center responders? - Haugen PT, Werth AS, Foster AL, Owen J.
This study aimed to examine rupture-repair (R-R) episodes in a sample of adult World Trade Center responders (N = 32) who engaged in integrative psychotherapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an outpatient clinic.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Synovial fluid markers may indicate risk of cartilage degeneration for patients undergoing ACL repair
Data from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that synovial fluid profile may help predict articular cartilage degeneration following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

What factors are linked to unplanned returns to the ED after elective, outpatient Rotator Cuff Repair?
A study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery looks at unplanned visits to the emergency department (ED) following elective outpatient rotator cuff repair (RCR).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Nivolumab's Durable Responses in MMR/MSI Colorectal Cancer Nivolumab's Durable Responses in MMR/MSI Colorectal Cancer
Nivolumab as monotherapy or in combination with ipilimumab produced durable clinical responses in DNA mismatch repair-deficient/microsatellite instability-high metastatic colorectal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Video: Tendon transfer to repair rotator cuff
A torn rotator cuff is sometimes repaired with a tendon from your back. Includes descriptive animated video. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of colorectal injuries in the civil war and the factors affecting mortality - Ugur M, Kilic E, Koca YS, Yetim I, Temiz M, Koyuncu O.
AIM: Colorectal injuries are one of the most common causes of mortality in war. Mainstay treatment of these injuries include primary repair or stoma creation. METHODS: Clinical data of the patients were evaluated retrospectively. Time from injury t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Seizes an Opportunity in Mitral Valve Repair
Boston Scientific may be gearing up to make an acquisition in the mitral valve repair space sometime in the next year or two. The Marlborough, MA-based company purchased $90 million worth of stock in Millipede, a Santa Ana, CA-based company that has developed the Iris transcatheter annuloplasty ring system for the treatment of severe mitral regurgitation (MR). The two companies also reached an agreement giving Boston Scientific the option to acquire Millipede at any time prior to the completion of a first-in-human study that meets certain parameters. After the study, Millipede has the option to compel Boston Scientific to ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Arthrex loses appeal in patent spat with Smith & Nephew
Arthrex has lost an appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a patent spat with Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) related to suture anchors, according to court documents. The decision from Federal Circuit Judges Newman, Dyk and O’Malley reaffirmed an earlier decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which entered an adverse judgement for Arthrex after it disclaimed claims that were the subject of the petition under review. The decision included concurring opinions from both Judge Dyk and Judge O’Malley, but received a dissenting opinion from Judge Newman, according to court ...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Arthrex Inc. Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Boston Scientific puts $90m into Millepede
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today that it took out a $90 million position in Millepede that includes an option to buy the heart valve repair firm. Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Millipede makes the Iris transcatheter annuloplasty ring for treating mitral valve regurgitation. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific can trigger the option to acquire the rest of Millipede any time before a first-in-human study of the device; completion of the study gives Millipede the right to trigger the full acquisition for $325 million, plus a $125 million commercial milestone. Both options are good until the end of next year....
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific millipede Source Type: news

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Offers Improved Survival Outcomes in Certain Metastatic CRC Patients
Patients with DNA mismatch repair-deficient/microsatellite instability-high metastatic colorectal cancer who received nivolumab along with ipilimumab had high response rates and improved survival outcomes compared with those who received nivolumab alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

IlluminOss Medical wins de novo nod from FDA for bone stabilization system
The FDA last month granted de novo clearance to the photodynamic bone stabilization system developed by IlluminOss Medical. The IlluminOss device uses a light-curable polymer, delivered in an expandable balloon catheter, to stabilize bone fractures. In a Dec. 19 letter to the East Providence, R.I.-based company, the FDA granted de novo clearance for an indication for “skeletally mature patients in the treatment of impending and actual pathological fractures of the humerus, radius and ulna from metastatic bone disease.” The federal safety watchdog said it also concluded that the IlluminOss device is Class I...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance IlluminOss Medical Inc. Source Type: news

3 secrets of medtech success from a true industry pioneer
From stents to TAVR, Stanton Rowe has built a medtech legacy out of accomplishing the seemingly impossible. Here are three lessons from his career. MDO’s executive editor Brad Perriello (left) interviews Stanton Rowe (right), chief scientific officer and corporate VP at Edwards Lifesciences, at DeviceTalks West, December 2017 in Orange County, Calif. “The impossible is the most fun you can have in medical device development,” Rowe said. Stanton Rowe has played a major role in two of the top medtech innovation success stories of recent decades: stents and transcatheter valve replacements. Listening to him ...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular DeviceTalks Q&A Replacement Heart Valves Stents DeviceTalks West Edwards Lifesciences tavr Source Type: news

Giving new medical tech a kickstart at University of Pittsburgh
(University of Pittsburgh) The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $115,000 to five engineering and medicine groups through its 2017 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development. The latest funding proposals include proposed solutions to conditions such as peripheral artery disease, pulmonary fibrosis, improving auditory pathology detection, improved wound healing and repair, and a better means to perform root canal surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers disprove one of the most widespread assumptions among geneticists regarding DNA
(University of C ó rdoba) A study by a C ó rdoba research team, just published in Proceedings of the USA National Academy of Sciences, shows that spontaneous DNA gaps are not -- as hitherto believed -- equivalent to those produced during DNA repair (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Institut Catal à de Nanoci è ncia i Nanotecnologia have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a possible mechanism for stimulating the cell response and guiding it throughout the fracture repair process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Induced DNA Repair Genes Prognostic in Gastric Cancer
BRF1, BRCA1/2, MPO induced by alcohol have prognostic value for patients with gastric cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smiths updates recall for Medfusion syringe pumps
Smiths Medical has amended an urgent medical device recall that it first issued in August for its Medfusion syringe pump model series 3500 and 4000. After acknowledging that a defect in certain models of the pump can cause an “invalid syringe size” alarm to go off, the company added an option for facilities with trained staff to perform the repair onsite. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Smiths updates recall for Medfusion syringe pumps appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Dialysis Drug Pumps Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Recalls Smiths Medical Source Type: news

DNA study casts light on century-old mystery of how cells divide
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package lengthy strands of DNA when they divide -- an essential process for growth, repair and maintenance in living organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toward dynamic structural biology: Two decades of single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer
Classical structural biology can only provide static snapshots of biomacromolecules. Single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) paved the way for studying dynamics in macromolecular structures under biologically relevant conditions. Since its first implementation in 1996, smFRET experiments have confirmed previously hypothesized mechanisms and provided new insights into many fundamental biological processes, such as DNA maintenance and repair, transcription, translation, and membrane transport. We review 22 years of contributions of smFRET to our understanding of basic mechanisms in biochemistry, molecula...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lerner, E., Cordes, T., Ingargiola, A., Alhadid, Y., Chung, S., Michalet, X., Weiss, S. Tags: Biochemistry, Physics review Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

BRCA1 Methylation Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- DNA repair gene may be nonfunctional despite'normal'test result (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news