Cartilage

Space Travel And Your Joints

A novel study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that...
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Researchers Announce Molecular Surgery — No Cutting, No Scarring

The application of electrical current can temporarily soften cartilage, allowing it to be manipulated before re-hardening. The technique promises to eliminate cutting, scarring, pain, and recovery time. So far it's been tested on just one bunny who...
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Medical News Today: Can This Technique Revolutionize Reconstructive Surgery?

A new method for reshaping cartilage would be quicker, easier, and much less invasive than current procedures. Moreover, it could have many applications.

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Facebook Is Thinking About Using 'cartilage Conduction' Technology In Augmented Reality Headsets,...

Facebook is thinking about using "cartilage conduction" technology to provide sound without using headphones.  In a patent, Facebook describes using the tech to vibrate your ears, so you can hear sound coming from a headset without blocking out...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Patents

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New Therapeutic Approach To Treating Osteoarthritis

Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration.
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Mesenchymal Stems Cells: Vital Role In Repair Of Damaged Organs

In adults, mesenchymal stems cells (MSCs) are primarily found in bone marrow and they play a vital role in repair of damaged organs. The transformation of a single MSC into complex tissue like cartilage and bone starts with its association with...

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Medical News Today: What To Know About The Adam's Apple

The Adam's apple is a lump of cartilage in the throat, and it develops in males and females. It has no specific use and can be surgically removed. Learn more here.

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Cartilage Could Be Key To Safe 'structural Batteries'

Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a 'structural battery' prototype that incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly...
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Who's Tougher? Baby Sharks Or Daddy Sharks?

It's not just their teeth and jaws that people find intriguing. It's also their funky shapes and unique skeletal makeup that capture attention. Unlike humans and most land animals, sharks have mineralized cartilage skeletons instead of bones. This...

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Scientists Create A Way To Make More Breathable 3d-printed Tissues

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University found a new way to 3D print lab-made porous tissues, such as bone and cartilage. Here's what makes their advance so exciting. The post Scientists create a way to make more breathable 3D-printed...
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Improved Understanding Of The Pathology Of Dwarfism May Lead To New Treatment Targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells...
Related topics: Genetics, Proteins

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Brandon Morrow Could Miss Opening Day After Elbow Surgery

Brandon Morrow underwent elbow surgery on November 6th that may keep him on the shelf beyond Opening Day, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com was among those to tweet. It was a debridement arthroscopic surgery, or a “cleanup of cartilage,”...

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Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there are no treatments that can reverse or slow the cartilage breakdown...
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Sticky Hydrogel Could Revolutionize Knee Surgery

Two teams of researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created a material that can help heal damaged cartilages more effectively. See, when a cartilage gets damaged, it needs all the...
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Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis: New Compound May Stop The Disease

A new study deemed 'game-changing' by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis.
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Didi Gregorius Out With Torn Cartilage In Wrist

Well this is bad. Following today’s game, Aaron Boone announced Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist sliding into home plate yesterday night. He went for an MRI today and received a cortisone shot, and will be re-evaluated in a few...

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Human Skeletal Stem Cells Isolated In Breakthrough Discovery

Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research

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A Joint Effort To Understand Cartilage Development

Anyone with arthritis can appreciate how useful it would be if scientists could grow cartilage in the lab. To this end, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, collaborated with...
Related topics: Arthritis, Stem Cells

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Wright Medical Buys Cartiva To Boost Lower Extremities Unit

Wright Medical Group N.V. WMGI recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cartiva, Inc. for $435 million. Notably, the transaction will add Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI), Cartiva’s flagship product, to Wright Medical’s...

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Jung Ho Kang Undergoes Wrist Surgery

1:18pm: Kang did indeed have surgery to debride the cartilage in his wrist this morning, the Pirates announced. However, it’s not a guarantee that the injury will end his season. Per the team’s press release: “The Pirates are very...

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