Post-summer skin repair
(Source: Dermatology Times)
Source: Dermatology Times - October 24, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Does stem cell therapy offer the best hope for neurodegenerative diseases?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) As the brain has limited capability for self-repair or regeneration, stem cells may represent the best therapeutic approach for counteracting damage to or degeneration of brain tissue caused by injury, aging, or disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic launches pivotal trial of Intrepid TMVR system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched a pivotal trial of its Intrepid transcatheter mitral valve replacement system after winning FDA investigational device exemption for the device. The 1st patient in the trial was enrolled at Milwaukee’s Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. The Apollo trial is slated to enroll up to 1,200 patients with severe, symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation into 2 cohorts with a primary endpoint of composite of all-cause mortality, all-stroke, reoperation or reintervention and cardiovascular hospitalization at 1 year. Secondary endpoints ...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew puts $210m on the table for Rotation Medical
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it agreed to pay as much as $210 million for Rotation Medical and its regenerative shoulder repair treatment. The deal calls for the British orthopedics and wound care giant to pay $125 million in up-front cash, with another $85 million on the line over the next five years in financial milestones. Plymouth, Minn.-based Rotation’s bioinductive implant is designed to induce new tissue growth after a patient suffers a rotator cuff tendon tear. The device won FDA clearance in March 2014. “Rotation Medical furthers our strategy to invest in disruptive technologies t...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat rotationmedical Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Long-lasting blood vessel repair in animals via stem cells
(Emory Health Sciences) An Emory/Yonsei team developed a new method for generating endothelial cells, which make up the lining of blood vessels, from human iPSCs. When endothelial cells are surrounded by a supportive gel and implanted into mice with damaged blood vessels, they become part of the animals' blood vessels, surviving for more than 10 months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patients
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about hernia repair
In this article, we look at the types of hernia repair (herniorrhaphy, hernioplasty), including when to see a doctor, and the risk factors involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

3-D imaging to help protect American heritage sites from hurricanes and natural disasters
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Happening today: (Wednesday) The nation's oldest masonry fort is facing serious erosion problems and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, are making it even worse. Researchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa are at the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine today using 3-D imaging technology to record the historic sites, assisting the National Park Service in preservation efforts and engineers in future repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia treatment news: New Alzheimer’s disease drug has THIS attractive side-effect
DEMENTIA sufferers most commonly have a type Alzheimer ’s disease and there is currently no cure. However, a new drug in the making could not only treat symptoms but also repair your teeth too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saving hearts after heart attacks: Overexpression of a gene enhances repair of dead muscle
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch. The key was overexpressing a gene that activates the cell-cycle of the grafted muscle cells, so they grow and divide more than control grafted cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 550 (7675)
The articles highlighted this week focus on signaling events that control appetite and weight; the effects of Hippo signaling on cell function during cardiac repair; a mechanism that drives cancer drug addiction; inactivation of a kinase complex by structural rearrangement; and the mechanism by which a noncoding viral RNA inhibits host cell apoptosis. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

This Device Has Been Around for 20 Years
It comes in different sizes and configurations now, but the Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis, which seals off abdominal aneurysms from inside the aorta, hasn’t changed radically since it was introduced to the European market in 1997. The endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device has been implanted in more than 300,000 patients diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to its manufacturer, W.L. Gore & Associates. Before EVAR, patients with AAA had two options: major surgery to repair the aneurysm or crossed fingers. “The number of patients who were not candidates for surgery really drove ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Implants Design Source Type: news

Clean Up Safely After a Disaster
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/10/2017 This Web page provides eight resources for cleaning up after a disaster. Topics include Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, and Healthcare Water System Repair Following Disruption of Water Supply. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New regions of the human genome linked to skin color variation in some African populations
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) In the first study of its kind, an international team of genomics researchers have identified new regions of the genome that are associated with skin color variation in some African populations. These newly identified regions include genes that repair DNA damage caused by UV light, are associated with albinism and contribute to the production of a novel lysosomal protein. Lysosomes are sub-cellular structures that play roles in optimizing nutrition and fighting infections and now, with these findings, in pigmentation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New regions of the human genome linked to skin color variation in some African populations
Findings may shed light on how genes repair DNA damage caused by UV radiation. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer
Mutational processes underlie cancer initiation and progression. Signatures of these processes in cancer genomes may explain cancer etiology and could hold diagnostic and prognostic value. We developed a strategy that can be used to explore the origin of cancer-associated mutational signatures. We used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to delete key DNA repair genes in human colon organoids, followed by delayed subcloning and whole-genome sequencing. We found that mutation accumulation in organoids deficient in the mismatch repair gene MLH1 is driven by replication errors and accurately models the mutation profiles observed in mismat...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Drost, J., van Boxtel, R., Blokzijl, F., Mizutani, T., Sasaki, N., Sasselli, V., de Ligt, J., Behjati, S., Grolleman, J. E., van Wezel, T., Nik-Zainal, S., Kuiper, R. P., Cuppen, E., Clevers, H. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Did CryoLife & #039;s Revenue Miss Overshadow Its Big Deal?
CryoLife has struck a $225 million cash-stock deal that is expected to boost the company’s growth prospects, but the news was not enough to buoy shareholder confidence in the company's stock on Wednesday. The plans to acquire Jotec, a German company that makes endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair. CryoLife also reported a third-quarter revenue miss by about $2 million, which was largely attributable to recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The company's shares [NYSE: CRY] dropped 14.16% ($3.30) Wednesday to close at $20. "We believe t...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

CryoLife inks $225m deal for German graft maker Jotec
CryoLife Inc. (NYSE:CRY) said yesterday that it agreed to a cash-and-stock deal worth $225 million to acquire German stent graft and surgical graft maker Jotec. The deal calls for Cryolife to pay $168.8 million in cash and the remaining $56.25 million in CRY shares, financed by a $225 million term loan and a $30 million credit revolver and cash on hand. Jotec put up sales of roughly $48.5 million last year and $50.9 million for the 12 months ended June 30. “We believe this acquisition will enable CryoLife to deliver sustained, high single-digit revenue growth, while also diversifying our revenues into a significantly...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat CryoLife Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew CEO Bohuon to retire | Personnel Moves – Oct. 10, 2017
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that its current CEO Olivier Bohuon has announced his intention to retire by the end of 2018 and that the company has begun a search for a new chief exec. Bohuon joined the company in 2011, and has overseen a significant rise in share value with the company since taking the corner office. “Since I joined the company in 2011, we have transformed Smith & Nephew into a more focused, efficient and innovative business and I am proud of the value we have created for all of our stakeholders. Looking ahead to the next long-term phase of growth, I have decided to announce...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Invacare Mainstay Medical Nuvasive prometrika royalphilips Smith & Nephew transmed7 Source Type: news

Medtronic wins expanded FDA nod for Endurant II stent graft
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won expanded FDA approval for its Endurant II and IIs stent graft systems designed to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms, now indicated for use in combination with the Heli-FX EndoAnchor system to treat patients with short, hostile aortic neck anatomies. Prior to receiving the clearance, patients with short infra-renal necks were classified as ineligible for endovascular aneurysm repair, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Medtronic estimates that 10-13% of AAA patients have AAA proximal neck anatomies of lower than or equal to 10mm. “Due to the complex and hostile proximal ao...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stents Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Baby was born with her intestines on the OUTSIDE  
Ava-Rose Nightingale, from Carmarthen in Wales, was born with gastroschisis, which caused her intestines to grow outside her body due to her abdominal wall not forming before birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When the brain's wiring breaks
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Among all the bad things that can happen to the brain when it is severely jolted - in a car accident, for example - one of the most common and worrisome is axon damage. Axons are the long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. When the brain receives a strong blow, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. UNC's Anne Taylor and colleagues have revealed new molecular details of this and a path toward repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meeting an Unmet Need: Surgical Implant that Grows with a Child
A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 10, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Meeting an Unmet Need: Surgical Implant that Grows with a Child
A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 10, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Meeting an Unmet Need: Surgical Implant that Grows with a Child
A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 10, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Special Delivery for Women in Mali
October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think th...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

A Special Delivery for Mali's Moms
October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think th...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Can the U.S. repair its health care while keeping its innovation edge?
Naturally, the innovation rewarded by the U.S. health care system doesn ’t stay in the U.S. It’s enjoyed worldwide, even though other countries pay a lot less for it. So it’s also reasonable to debate whether it’s fair for the United States to be the world’s subsidizer of health care innovation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: By Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?
The two are not mutually exclusive, but harm to innovation in America could harm other nations, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Innovation United States Economy Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news

The Surgical Glue That Can Repair An Injury In 60 Seconds
A new tissue glue derived from proteins naturally present in the human body can seal wounds in 60 seconds, after exposure to ultraviolet light. It may hold promise for use in the operating room, as well as on the battlefield and emergency departments. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Out From Under the FDA ’s Heel
A medical revolution is happening as we speak… And the great state of Texas is leading the charge. It started because people like you finally got fed up with the chokehold the FDA has on medicine. Let me explain… The FDA is controlled by bureaucrats who were hired from Big Pharma and the medical establishment. They refuse to approve life-saving therapies without years of tightly controlled clinical trials. In the meantime, real people are suffering. And even dying. But Texas is on track to become the first state to explicitly back stem cell therapies. And it’s about time states took this power away from...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Fitness Health Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Review: A Heroine for Our Times in Jennifer Egan ’s Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan joined the who’s who of American letters in 2011 when she won a Pulitzer for A Visit From the Goon Squad, an interlinked-story-collection-as-novel that bucked more than a few conventions. Her new novel Manhattan Beach is more conventional in that it’s a linear, historical narrative set circa World War II. It’s a less inventive book, but many readers will find it more satisfying. Manhattan Beach, named for the neighborhood in Brooklyn, begins when Anna Kerrigan is almost 12 years old, tagging along with her father to a mysterious man’s seaside home. Already there is a plucky danger abou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Healing molecule discovery could reduce limb amputations for diabetes patients
According to research published inAntioxidants and Redox Signalling, a molecule that is part of the body’s tissue repair system could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Visualizing the function and fate of neutrophils in sterile injury and repair
Neutrophils have been implicated as harmful cells in a variety of inappropriate inflammatory conditions where they injure the host, leading to the death of the neutrophils and their subsequent phagocytosis by monocytes and macrophages. Here we show that in a fully repairing sterile thermal hepatic injury, neutrophils also penetrate the injury site and perform the critical tasks of dismantling injured vessels and creating channels for new vascular regrowth. Upon completion of these tasks, they neither die at the injury site nor are phagocytosed. Instead, many of these neutrophils reenter the vasculature and have a preprogra...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wang, J., Hossain, M., Thanabalasuriar, A., Gunzer, M., Meininger, C., Kubes, P. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

An Ape and a Hernia Repair: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of using multiple nerve blocks for TKA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outfox Your “ Aging ” Gene
Some people just seem to have all the luck when it comes to getting old. Like my 83-year-old patient who drinks a little too much Scotch, but still has a 3-handicap in golf. Or the 108-year-old who goes through a gallon of ice cream every week. If you ask them how they do it, they’ll give credit to their good genes… and there is some truth to it. We all have something called a FOXO3 gene. It helps protect us against aging. German researchers at the Christian-Albrechts University studied the FOXO3 gene in 380-plus centenarians, more than 600 people in their 90s, and more than 700 people between the ages of...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Nutrition longevity Source Type: news

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry Has Been Awarded to Three Scientists For Developments in Electron Microscopy
Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York’s Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Wednesday their method, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows researchers to “freeze biomolecules” mid-movement and visualize processes they have never previously seen.” The development, it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Chemistry nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

Research proves bioengineering as viable alternative to open fetal repair for spina bifida
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently discovered a promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina bifida repair. The team, led by Ahmed Marwan, MD, has developed an alternative approach to current in utero treatment for spina bifida: a minimally-invasive repair using a bioengineered material -- a reverse thermal gel (RTG) -- to cover the neural tube defects (NTD) at an earlier gestational age than traditional treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists uncover new method for tissue regeneration
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have discovered a new method to mimic the body's natural healing process to repair damaged tissue. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hip pain in young athletes: Q & A with a sports medicine specialist
When your child plays a sport, it’s often hard to tell where everyday aches and pains end and a potentially serious injury begins. Bumps and bruises are anything but rare in contact sports, and muscle soreness can be a common complaint for any young athlete — especially given the rigor of youth athletics these days. So how do you know when your child’s hip pain is due to an actual injury? Dr. Mininder Kocher, orthopedic surgeon and Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital, helps answer parents’ questions about hip pain in young athletes. What are s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Mininder Kocher FAI femoracetabular impingement hip dysplasia hip impingement labral tear Source Type: news

'CRISPR-Gold' fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice
(University of California - Berkeley) Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 549 (7673)
This week’s articles highlight the role of vitamin C in hematopoietic cells; a source of maternal inflammation that contributes to neurodevelopmental defects; the blocking of a niche factor that promotes the growth of gliomas; and a protein that influences DNA repair pathway choice. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

MRI Shows Bone Repair in Treated Spine Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Structural lesions improved with etanercept in nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Surgery Bests Transcatheter Repair for Paravalvular Leaks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But higher technical success comes at the cost of more in-hospital adverse events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into circadian rhythm
Three researchers identified gene that controls biological clocks and explained how it works Related items fromOnMedica Scientists identify body clock mechanism Poor quality sleep linked to heart disease Do night shifts hinder body ’s ability to repair DNA? Long working hours linked to heightened irregular heart rhythm risk E-books 'disrupt circadian rhythms' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 29, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From EOI getting FDA clearance to Sanuwave’s new joint venture agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. EOI wins FDA nod for FLXfit15 expandable cage EOI announced in a Sept. 28 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its FLXfit 15. The clearance will help enhance the company’s FLXfir 3D expandable cage system and help expand the surgeon’s flexibility and capability by offering different length options. 2. ivWatch inks distribution deal with Terumo ivWatch has recently signed a licensing...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Cefaly EOI ivwatch Lombard Medical MedTech Mortise Medical Mundimed Sanuwave Terumo Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Neil Gorsuch Is Already Acting Like He ’s Been on the Supreme Court for Years
In its new term beginning October 2, the Supreme Court will consider many pressing questions. Can a baker refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding? Can states redraw districts to help a political party? And, does Justice Neil Gorsuch talk too much? Gorsuch has proven himself to be a forceful and dynamic presence on the bench, a jurist who cements the Court’s conservative tilt, infuriates liberals—not least because of the circumstances by which he got there—and breaks custom with his uncommon assertiveness. Considering Gorsuch in his robes is to grapple with what legacy President Trump will leave on the hig...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized justice Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Source Type: news