Step by step: Sloane ’s incredible journey with laryngeal cleft
Like most first graders, Sloane has a jam-packed schedule, filled with fun activities such as dancing, ice skating and playing tennis. But every now and then, this busy girl needs to take a break, even if that simply means taking her time to sip a glass of water. “I remind her that, sometimes, she needs to slow down,” says her mom, Tarra.Resisting the urge to rush has been a familiar theme for Sloane and her parents ever since she was born — although, ironically, she arrived in a hurry. Tarra had experienced a placental abruption, requiring an emergency C-section. Things only got more complicated. After T...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Sperm study reveals testes cells that may offer fertility hope
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have discovered a tiny group of cells that is critical to repairing damage to the testes. Blocking the cells prevents repair to tissue involved in producing healthy sperm, the research has found. The findings shed light on mechanisms of cell repair and could help scientists develop ways to preserve fertility, which may benefit boys receiving cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Integration of CpG-free DNA induces de novo methylation of CpG islands in pluripotent stem cells
CpG islands (CGIs) are primarily promoter-associated genomic regions and are mostly unmethylated within highly methylated mammalian genomes. The mechanisms by which CGIs are protected from de novo methylation remain elusive. Here we show that insertion of CpG-free DNA into targeted CGIs induces de novo methylation of the entire CGI in human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs). The methylation status is stably maintained even after CpG-free DNA removal, extensive passaging, and differentiation. By targeting the DNA mismatch repair gene MLH1 CGI, we could generate a PSC model of a cancer-related epimutation. Furthermore, we succes...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Takahashi, Y., Wu, J., Suzuki, K., Martinez-Redondo, P., Li, M., Liao, H.-K., Wu, M.-Z., Hernandez-Benitez, R., Hishida, T., Shokhirev, M. N., Esteban, C. R., Sancho-Martinez, I., Belmonte, J. C. I. Tags: Molecular Biology r-articles Source Type: news

Carrying Savanna through her journey with cloacal malformation
When two-year-old Savanna Bluford enters Boston Children’s Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center, she quickly gravitates toward the waiting room’s interactive light board. Sporting pigtails, sparkly sneakers and an angelic smile, the playful toddler’s attention quickly turns to her doctor — the Center’s Co-Director Dr. Belinda Dickie. The two light up with smiles and exchange hugs as if old friends — and that, they are. Savanna was born in South Carolina with a rare and complex birth defect affecting the gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive systems. The condition, called cov...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Belinda Dickie cloacal malformation Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center Leonel Rodriguez Source Type: news

6 Things About Loss That This Widow Wishes You Knew
While it doesn’t make headlines like some awareness days, May 3 has been proclaimed National Widows Day. A faith-based Kansas City nonprofit called Wednesday Widows is behind the day, which began in 2014. The rest of the year, each Wednesday, this group sends handymen and hand-holders to the homes of grieving widows and widowers who need help.  It’s great that so many people have adopted widows like me as a cause, but if a well-intentioned do-gooder called me up with an offer to repair my screens or fix my leaky toilet, I’d likely hang up on them.  Why? Because that’s not wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First evidence of ischemia-induced multipotent stem cells in post-stroke human brain
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that following a stroke-induced ischemic injury to the human brain, stem cells are produced that have the potential to differentiate and mature to form neurons that can help repair the damage to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration
Being overweight or obese can place extra pressure on joints and cartilage Related items fromOnMedica Your problem: what should I look for when examining a knee? Exercise could be as effective as surgery for knee damage Obesity strongly linked to heightened risk of certain cancers EU must do more to tackle obesity ‘epidemic’ First successful repair of damaged knee cartilage using nasal cells (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

House Panel Considers OTC Hearing Aids and More
(MedPage Today) -- Also, medical device repair, contrast agents, device facility inspections (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Zealand OKs CE Mark trial for Medeon Biodesign ’ s XPro large-bore vascular closure device
Medeon Biodesign said today it won approval from the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Health and Disability Ethics Committees to initiate a clinical trial of its XPro suture-mediated vascular closure device as it seeks CE Mark approval. The study will examine the safety and effectiveness of the XPro System in facilitating hemostasis in patients undergoing percutaneous endovascular procedures including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, endovascular aneurysm repair, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair and percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty procedures. A total of 60 patients will be enrolled in the trial i...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Medeon Biodesign Source Type: news

Doctors repair skulls of triplets born with rare condition
New York surgeons estimate the odds of this occurring in triplets to be "one in 500 trillion" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dean of UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Skip The Gym Today? You May Be Healthier For It
No bones about this one: If you’re a fitness fiend with a rigorous workout schedule, it’s a good idea to take a day off every now and then. Preliminary research presented at the American Physiological Society’s annual meeting shows that rest days are vital to bone health. The study found that when people had weeks of intense workouts, they saw higher levels of inflammation and proteins that prevent bone growth in the body compared with recovery weeks. Researchers followed 15 elite women rowers for nine months as they trained from 12 to 21 hours per week for the 2016 Olympics. Scientists took blood sa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Busiest Docs Get Best Results with Heart Valve Surgery
Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Surgery, Heart Valve Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mitral Valve Surgery Volume Matters (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study supports having centers of excellence in mitral valve repair (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Flint water crisis opens path to new employment
Three years after the Flint water crisis began, residents who received NIEHS worker training are helping repair the broken water system. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Probabilistic fatigue life updating for railway bridges based on local inspection and repair - Lee YJ, Kim RE, Suh W, Park K.
Railway bridges are exposed to repeated train loads, which may cause fatigue failure. As critical links in a transportation network, railway bridges are expected to survive for a target period of time, but sometimes they fail earlier than expected. To guar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Ex-soldier dies after spending 54 years at same hospital
James Morris broke his thigh bone in 1962. Surgery to repair the damage went wrong and he was moved to Wester Moffat Hospital, near Glasgow, where he spent the next 54 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalizations for Crohn's Disease -- U.S. 2003-2013 Hospitalizations for Crohn's Disease -- U.S. 2003-2013
This study examined trends in colorectal resection and fistula repair rates over a 10 year period.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr. Li-Ru Zhao receives 2017 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award from ASNTR
(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Dr. Li-Ru Zhao received the 2017 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award at the 24th annual meeting of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) for her contributions to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer's disease research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why you must DEMAND made-in-the-USA dental crowns from your dentist
(Natural News) When we go to the dentist to repair or replace missing or cracked teeth, we usually don’t ask questions about what they put in our mouths. Because of this, tens of thousands of Americans could have dental fixtures in their mouths that contain toxic chemicals. These metal and ceramic inserts, bought on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tito Jackson's Son Says A Relative Molested Him During Childhood
Taryll Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew, appeared on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” over the weekend to help repair his troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Breana. The two believed that Michael’s death and the murder of Taryll’s mother are what started their breakdown, but a conversation with Iyanla revealed that the real trouble began much earlier. In a sit-down with Taryll, Iyanla tried to understand why Taryll was “punishing” himself by staying in a broken relationship. That’s when the father of two made a big reveal about his own childhood: He was sexually violated at a yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lombard Medical CEO Hubbert, CFO Kullback step down | Personnel Moves, April 28, 2017
Lombard Medical Technologies (NSDQ:EVAR) said this month that its CEO Simon Hubbert and CFO William Kullback are stepping down from their positions, with Kurt Lemvigh stepping into the CEO role. Hubbert served as CEO for 6 years after joining the company in 2010, and will be replaced by Lemvigh, who has held positions with multiple companies, including Cardiac Science and GE (NYSE:GE). “Lombard represents a unique opportunity given the strength of the company’s portfolio in the over $1.5 billion market for endovascular repair products. The key to success will be our ability to leverage the work t...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Accuray Inc. Becton Dickinson & Co. Boston Scientific Cardiac Sciences Corp. ConMed Corp. Fresenius GE Healthcare Lombard Medical Technologies Magnolia Medical Technologies ReWalk Robotics Senseonics Toshiba Source Type: news

Galatea Surgical wins FDA 510(k) for GalaForm 3D plastic surgery scaffold
Tepha Inc subsidiary Galatea Surgical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its GalaForm 3D surgical scaffold device designed for use in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Lexington, Mass.-based company claims that the GalaForm 3D scaffold is the only 3-dimensionally contoured surgical scaffold with a reinforcing rim designed to uplift the body’s shape for easier placement. The device is based on Tepha’s proprietary P4HB bioresorbable polymer tech, the company said. “Scaffolds play an important role in aesthetic surgery, where we deal with rejuvenating weakened tissue. We have studied soft-tissu...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Galatea Surgical Tepha Inc. Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: How Trump Could Save Obamacare, and Help Himself
A pivot from “ repeal and replace ” to “ repair and rebrand ” could be smart politics for the president. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NANCY-ANN DEPARLE and PHIL SCHILIRO Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Intersection of diverse neuronal genomes and neuropsychiatric disease: The Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network
Neuropsychiatric disorders have a complex genetic architecture. Human genetic population-based studies have identified numerous heritable sequence and structural genomic variants associated with susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disease. However, these germline variants do not fully account for disease risk. During brain development, progenitor cells undergo billions of cell divisions to generate the ~80 billion neurons in the brain. The failure to accurately repair DNA damage arising during replication, transcription, and cellular metabolism amid this dramatic cellular expansion can lead to somatic mutations. Somatic mut...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: McConnell, M. J., Moran, J. V., Abyzov, A., Akbarian, S., Bae, T., Cortes-Ciriano, I., Erwin, J. A., Fasching, L., Flasch, D. A., Freed, D., Ganz, J., Jaffe, A. E., Kwan, K. Y., Kwon, M., Lodato, M. A., Mills, R. E., Paquola, A. C. M., Rodin, R. E., Rosen Tags: Genetics, Online Only review Source Type: news

Women of South Asian descent 'may be at greater risk of osteoporosis'
This study focused on trends in bone resorption, the process by which bone tissue is broken down by osteoclast cells to enable the transfer of calcium from bone tissue into the bloodstream. This is an essential function that help to body adapt to change and repair damage, but when it becomes excessive and unbalanced, it can be detrimental to bone health. Researchers examined 370 pre and postmenopausal South Asian and white Caucasian women in the UK over a 12-month period by measuring levels of N terminal telopeptide, a byproduct of bone resorption found in urine. It was found that premenopausal South Asian women had higher...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 26, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to get healthier looking skin by boosting collagen levels
In this article, we take a close look at collagen, a protein that helps skin cells renew and repair themselves. How can you improve your collagen levels? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

p53 critical to recovering from acetaminophen overdose
A new study shows that after an acetaminophen overdose, the p53 protein plays a key role in preventing the progression of liver damage and signaling the liver to repair itself. The findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on this popular pain reliever and fever reducer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mother develops infection after trimming her PUBIC HAIR
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dana Sedgewick, from Sheffield, underwent 21 operations to repair the damage to her skin and was warned by doctors that she would never walk again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study now reveals that cognitive stimulation, social interactions, and physical activity increase lifespan in mice with colon cancer by triggering the body's wound repair response. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tela Bio launches post-clinical OviTex ventral hernia repair study
Tela Bio said today it initiated a post-market clinical study of its OviTex reinforced bioscaffold designed for soft tissue repair, enrolling the 1st patient at La Jolla, Calif.’s Scripps Clinic. The Ovitex reinforced bioscaffolds are designed for hernia repair or abdominal wall reconstructions, Tela Bio said. The scaffolds are designed with either permanent polymer or resorbable polymers, and are a mix of biologic and synthetic materials. “We are committed to providing surgeons with the advanced soft tissue repair materials they need, and that means we must continue to innovate and tailor OviTex prod...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

AAOS/ASES Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Repair to Replacement
Enhance your surgical skills for managing massive rotator cuff tears. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
(Cell Press) Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published April 25 in Cell Reports reveals that cognitive stimulation, social interactions, and physical activity increase lifespan in mice with colon cancer by triggering the body's wound repair response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

p53 dynamics in response to DNA damage vary across cell lines and are shaped by efficiency of DNA repair and activity of the kinase ATM
Cellular systems show a wide range of signaling dynamics. Many of these dynamics are highly stereotyped, such as oscillations at a fixed frequency. However, most studies looking at the role of signaling dynamics focus on one or a few cell lines, leaving the diversity of dynamics across tissues or cell lines a largely unexplored question. We focused on the dynamics of the tumor suppressor protein p53, which regulates cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in response to DNA damage. We established live-cell reporters for 12 cancer cell lines expressing wild-type p53 and quantified p53 dynamics in response to double-strand break&nda...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stewart-Ornstein, J., Lahav, G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

And On His 92nd Day, He Fired The Surgeon General
If you saw the “Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride” episode of last season’s CBS sitcom “Mom,” an improbably funny series about the struggles of a mother (Allison Janney) and daughter (Anna Farris) in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, the last five minutes held a shocker for you: a teenager played by recurring guest star Emily Osment dies of a drug overdose. But then you were in for another surprise: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in dress blues, flanked by Janney and Farris, warning that drug overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes. The families behind these numbers, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuries
Scientists have created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit signals in the spinal cord to help control movement. When the researchers transplanted the cells into mouse spinal cords, the interneurons sprouted and integrated with existing cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hundreds More Lead Hotpsots Are Identified As Trump Prepares To Gut Programs
BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. Checking her apartment, county health inspectors found 15 lead violations, all linked to old paint in this blue collar city plagued by lead poisoning. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead hots...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead Poisons Children In L.A. Neighborhoods Rich And Poor
With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area. Its public schools rank top in the state, attracting families affiliated with CalTech, the elite university blocks away. The city’s zoning rules promote a healthy lifestyle, barring fast food chains. Home values in L.A. County census tract 4641, in the heart of San Marino and 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, can rival those in Beverly Hills. The current average listing price: $2.9 million. But the area has another, unsettling distinction, unk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify signal that could speed up healing
Researchers from the University of Southern California identified the signal that triggers stem cells to take action after an injury and showed how it could be used as a therapy to accelerate the body’s healing process. “Our research shows that by priming the body before an injury, you can speed the process of tissue repair and recovery, similar to how a vaccine prepares the body to a fight infection,” lead author Joseph Rodgers said in prepared remarks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers identify signal that could speed up healing appeared f...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Research & Development Stem Cells University of Southern California Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to repair a failed implant site?
Both implants had been torqued to 40Ncm. My question is after removing this implant, how would you treat this case? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants
Many women have experienced severe pain and discomfort from use of the implants Related items fromOnMedica MHRA ups its game on medical device safety MPs call for tighter safety on medical implants Pelvic organ prolapse Drug and Therapeutics Update Artificial mesh marginally better than tissue repair for vaginal prolapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amniox Medical lands DoD contract for Neox, Clarix products
Amniox Medical said yesterday it landed a Federal Supply Schedule contract for its Neox and Clarix regenerative product lines with the US Military Health System. The Neox wound allograft is designed for use as a wound covering for dermal ulcers and defects, while its Clarix regenerative matrix is indicated for use as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier during orthopedic surgery and soft tissue repair, Atlanta-based Amniox said. Amniox said that the contract will serve all US Department of Defense institutions, and the company will partner exclusively with veteran-owned small business Alliant Healthcare to provide the...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Amniox Medical Source Type: news

Protein primes mouse stem cells to quickly repair injury, study finds
Like drag car racers revving their engines at the starting line, stem cells respond more quickly to injury when they've been previously primed with one dose of a single protein, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Taking the sting out of bone repair
Spherical biodegradable carriers support scalable and cost-effective stem cell expansion and bone formation for tissue engineering. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trusting their instincts: Family finds help for laryngeal cleft
For some kids, the hospital can be a scary place, where even doctors with the best intentions poke, prod and serve up yucky-tasting medication. But for three-year-old Jack Steinberg, a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital is worth the trip from his home in Great Neck, New York. “No, it’s really fun,” Jack’s mother, Jessica, recently overheard him telling his older brother, Henry, who isn’t a fan of doctor visits. “They give you toys and stickers there!” Jack’s cheerful attitude seems at odds with his recent health challenges. In fact, says his father, Noah, “If you...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Repairing torn rotator cuffs
Stem cells grown on a polymer scaffold helped repair torn rotator cuff tendons in rats. The findings could lead to improved methods of repairing rotator cuff tears in people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-bioprinted cartilage cells successfully implanted in groundbreaking study
This study expands our understanding in using stem cells for the treatment of osteoarthritis. We welcome any research that brings us closer to finding a treatment for osteoarthritis, and that will help people to break free from the limits of their condition. "As a charity, we are committed to funding exceptional science, finding the breakthroughs that help people push back the limits of arthritis. Work at the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre brings together doctors and scientists from the fields of engineering, biology and material science with the aim of regenerating bone and cartilage by using the pat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals high-intensity interval training may be the key to slowing aging
(Natural News) High-intensity interval training was found to inhibit cellular ageing, and in some cases helped the cells rejuvenate to repair damages in the body, according to a recent study. To carry out the study, researchers examined more than 70 participants and classified them into two age groups. The participants were instructed to undergo a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news