Cartilage

Aided By Stem Cells, A Lizard Regenerates A Perfect Tail For First Time In More Than 250 Million...

Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the original tail that includes a spinal column and nerves, the replacement structure is an imperfect cartilage tube....
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Dysfunction In The Mitochondrial Respiration Leads To Cartilage Degenerative Diseases

A team led by Professor Dr. Bent Brachvogel, Head of Experimental Neonatology at the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, has discovered previously unknown regulatory mechanisms of tissue organization. Together with other researchers...
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Darrell Henderson’s Availability Will Depend On Pain Tolerance

Running back Darrell Henderson has a rib cartilage injury and the Rams don’t know if he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Henderson didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday and head coach Sean McVay...

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Stem Cell Breakthrough Treats Dog Hip Problems By Regrowing Cartilage

As a dog ages, it may develop arthritis — and, depending on the breed, it may experience particularly severe issues with its hip joints, potentially requiring a resurfacing implant. In the future, this process may be far less invasive while...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Arthritis

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Cartilage Resurfacing Implant Reduces Pain, Restores Hip Joint Function In Dogs

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate osteoarthritis. The study, led by researchers at North Carolina State...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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49ers' Raheem Mostert Out About 8 Weeks With Knee Injury Diagnosed As Torn Cartilage

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will be placed on injured reserve and miss "approximately eight weeks" after suffering torn cartilage in his...

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Could Nose Cartilage Help Repair Worn-out Knees?

THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- When people have knee arthritis, cartilage cushioning the joint progressively breaks down. Now an early study hints at a possible solution: replacing it with cartilage from the nose. Researchers tested the approach in...
Related topics: Arthritis, Medical Research

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Patients With High-grade Acetabular Cartilage Lesions Fare Worse Than Patients With Low-grade...

Patients undergoing hip arthroscopy with high-grade cartilage damage do not see as positive results compared with patients with lower grade cartilage damage, according to research reported today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine-...
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Researchers Advance 3d Printing To Aid Tissue Replacement

Researchers are looking into a possible future in which doctors can hit a button to print out a scaffold on their 3-D printers and create custom-made replacement skin, cartilage, or other tissue for their patients.
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Inspired By Nature, The Research To Develop A New Load-bearing Material

Engineers have developed a new material that mimics human cartilage - the body's shock absorbing and lubrication system, and it could herald the development of a new generation of lightweight bearings.

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Get Your Head In The Game -- One Gene's Role In Cranial Development

Researchers have found that certain cells in mouse craniums respond to increased expression of a gene called Dlx5 during early stages of embryonic development. They observed that a layer of these cells formed more bone and cartilage in mice...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Little Benefit Seen For Statin Drug In Knee Oa

(MedPage Today) -- The use of atorvastatin (Lipitor) did not reduce cartilage volume loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) over a period of 2 years, a placebo-controlled study found. Among patients randomized to receive atorvastatin...
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Placebo, Medical Research

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Inflammation And Pressure-sensing Leads To 'feed-forward' Loop In Osteoarthritis

An unfortunate biological 'feed-forward' loop drives cartilage cells in an arthritic joint to actually contribute to progression of the disease, say researchers. Excessive loading under inflammatory conditions can create a situation that can lead to...
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Cartilage Matrix As Natural Biomaterial For Cartilage Regeneration

A working group develops strategies for regeneration of articular cartilage and has found that natural cartilage matrix is suitable as a biomaterial for improved cartilage regeneration.

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Report: Saints Bracing For Drew Brees To Miss Time With Rib, Shoulder Injury

Drew Brees left Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers after suffering a rib injury on a hard hit, and the veteran quarterback may miss some time going forward. Brees is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine if there is...

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Scientists Create Hybrid Tissue Construct For Cartilage Regeneration

Scientists have developed a method to bioprint a type of cartilage that could someday help restore knee function damaged by arthritis or injury.
Related topics: Arthritis

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Knee Or Hip Replacements Cut People's Risk For Falls: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study finds. "Osteoarthritis (OA) is the degeneration of the cartilage in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Magnetic Field And Hydrogels Could Be Used To Grow New Cartilage

Instead of using synthetic materials, Penn Medicine study shows magnets could be used to arrange cells to grow new tissues
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If You Crack Your Knuckles, Don’t Worry Too Much About Getting Arthritis. But The Habit Isn’t...

One researchers says long-term knuckle cracking can cause significant damage short of arthritis to the hands, stressing and ultimately degenerating cartilage.
Related topics: Arthritis, Medical Research

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Instead Of Knee Replacement Surgery, ‘cutting Edge’ Medicine Regenerates Cartilage For The Joint

“The beauty of this procedure . . . is that you can restore an area that has no cartilage left by putting in a patient’s own normal cells,” orthopedic surgeon says.

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