Navigation Links
$250,000 grant awarded for groundbreaking ligament and tendon repair research
Date:2/24/2010

ROSEMONT, IL Dr. Robert C. Bray of the University of Calgary was recently selected as the winner of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) $250,000 Ligament and Tendon Repair and Regeneration Grant for his project, "Biological Augmentation of Ligament and Tendon Healing: Role of Neuropeptides."

Dr. Bray and his colleagues (Paul Salo, University of Calgary, and Per Renstrom and Paul Ackermann, both with the Karolinska Institutet) will conduct a series of experiments designed first to define the cellular, physiological, mechanical and structural changes in healing chronically injured tendons and ligaments and then assess the impact of blocking the action of a specific inflammatory neuropeptide, or augmenting the action of an anti-inflammatory neuropeptide.

"We are grateful to AOSSM and RTI Biologics for selecting our project and allowing us to continue to study such an important piece of the ligament and tendon repair puzzle," said Bray.

In 2006, the Society launched the first of a series of three-year research initiatives intended to highlight important issues in orthopaedic sports medicine and to promote high-level research in the selected topics. The first initiative focused on articular cartilage followed by the current initiative on ligament and tendon repair and regeneration. Following a think tank meeting in January 2009, and a grant workshop in July 2009, the Society solicited formal grant applications from workshop participants. This research initiative is sponsored by RTI Biologics Inc.

"We are proud to provide financial support to AOSSM's research initiatives. The efforts of the AOSSM membership in the field of ligament and tendon repair and regeneration will lead to improved patient care. Continued research in this field is central to both the mission of RTI Biologics and the ongoing scientific leadership of the AOSSM," said Rod Allen, Vice President of Sports Medicine Distribution, RTI Biologics Inc.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-292-4900
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Ford Foundation Commits $250,000 to Support HIV/AIDS Services in Haiti
2. Regence Foundation Awards Nearly $250,000 in Grants to Northwest Nonprofits
3. March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy
4. AADR is awarded $250,000 to fund Bloc Travel Grant
5. Spectacular Ultra-Luxe Auction for Destination Fashion 2009, Presented by Stewart Rahr, Best of Bal Harbours Brands Contribute More Than $250,000 Worth of Exclusive Items
6. Phyhealth Completes $250,000 Funding
7. J.P. McCarthy Fund Grants $250,000 to Karmanos Cancer Institute
8. March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to leaders in understanding embryonic development
9. $250,000 Grant Awarded to National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization from Technology Grant Program
10. Covington, VA Man Wins $250,000 for Losing 125 Pounds
11. Woman from Kirksville, MO Wins $250,000 for Losing Weight and Beating Hypertension
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... A new ... with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates if surgery is performed ... (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, letting abdominal organs into ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan ... the Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and engineer of patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids ... worth $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. Although only about ... of skin cancer deaths. More than 10,000 people are expected to die of melanoma this ... it is the one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in young women. A recent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... New York City based oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Majid Jamali is ... treat obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Jamali is proud to offer this permanent solution to patients ... or both jaw bones. This surgery is performed to correct the alignment of the jaw. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 New ... 2016" is a report that provides an overview ... R&D pipelines by identifying new targets and MOAs ... Company Profiles discussed in this H1 2016 Osteoarthritis ... Srl, AbbVie Inc., Abiogen Pharma S.p.A., Ablynx NV, ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016 Im ... Zürich gab Strekin AG den Start einer ... Erhaltung des Resthörvermögens von Patienten, denen ein ... umfassende Phase-II-Doppelblindstudie mit Placebo-Kontrollgruppe werden momentan Patienten ... während der Operation direkt ins Mittelohr verabreicht. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... Including 42% Growth in Recurring Consumable Sales  ... Mauna Kea Technologies (Euronext: MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor ... announced its sales for the first quarter ended March ... and the execution of its commercial strategy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: