Navigation Links
Cartilage regeneration '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'
Date:6/4/2008

HOUSTON, June 4, 2008 -- Bioengineers at Rice University have discovered that intense pressure -- similar to what someone would experience more than a half-mile beneath the ocean's surface -- stimulates cartilage cells to grow new tissue with nearly all of the properties of natural cartilage. The new method, which requires no stem cells, may eventually provide relief for thousands of arthritis sufferers.

"This tissue-engineering method holds promise not only for cartilage but also for tissues to repair bladders, blood vessels, kidneys, heart valves, bones and more," said lead researcher Kyriacos Athanasiou, Rice's Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering.

The findings appear this week in the journal PLoS ONE. They are the latest from the emerging field of tissue engineering, a new discipline that aims to capitalize on the body's innate healing abilities to develop new ways of growing tissues that can be used to surgically repair wounds without risk of rejection.

Cartilage, a tissue in the human body that cannot heal itself, has long been a target of tissue engineers. Cartilage is the skeleton's shock absorber, and its stiffness, strength and other mechanical properties derive not from living cartilage cells but from the densely woven matrix of collagen and proteoglycan that surrounds them. This extracellular matrix, or ECM, is produced during cartilage development in children, but cannot be repaired following injury in adulthood.

Injured cartilage often serves as the focal point for arthritis formation, so tissue engineers have long sought a means of growing new cartilage that can be transplanted into adults to repair damaged joints before arthritis can develop. Unfortunately, cartilage is difficult to engineer, in part because there are no natural healing processes to mimic.

Athanasiou's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory has focused on cartilage for more than 10 years, and he said the new process is th
'/>"/>

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Brown researchers work toward ending cartilage loss
2. Meniscal damage and joint malalignment predictors of cartilage loss
3. Study identifies molecular response of cartilage to injury
4. Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage
5. A New Study Links High Volume Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
6. Embryonic stem cells used to grow cartilage
7. Protein key to neuro-regeneration
8. An international first at the CHUM - Promising treatment in regeneration of the myocardium through the use of stem cells
9. Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration
10. Neurotransmitters in biopolymers stimulate nerve regeneration
11. Bone marrow cell transplants help nerve regeneration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Thirteen Novant Health ... Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina list ... excellence and provides scholarships to nursing students at all ... Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center are: Rea ... Nora King, Lissa Ready, Amber Segerlin, Carmen Smith, Melissa ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... By Steven Reinberg ... (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies ... from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. ... vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); polio; ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Nationally, vaccination ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... study from the research group of Dr. John Lewis at ... Research Institute (London, ON) has confirmed that "invadopodia" play a ... in Cell Reports , shows preventing these tentacle-like structures ... , Roughly 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in ... of the disease. In 2014, it,s estimated that nine Canadians ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Floors of ... especially when wearing socks. Also, many patients are relegated ... poor balance, surgery recovery, Alzheimer’s, etc. Two inventors from ... to optimize patient safety. , This special pair of ... It also keeps patients who are relegated to beds ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... University School of Medicine have identified one way the ... insight that could lead to new therapies, in ... Host & Microbe . , In work performed at ... the researchers developed a detailed map of how a ... that takes signaling molecules in and out of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Great 100 Honors 13 Novant Health Nurses 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 3Health News:Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread 2
... VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 21 Specialists On Call,Inc. ... operations and,business development staff to address the accelerating ... largest provider of emergency neurology on-call,services to hospitals, ... to date. , (Logo: ...
... how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S. ... know better, you could confuse carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning with ... has a new fact sheet out to help prevent people ... to the emergency room caused each year by unintentional CO ...
... HAIKOU CITY, China, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... Board: CPHI), which develops,manufactures, and markets specialty ... preview. , According ... financial year 2008,China Pharma achieved record high ...
... up all over China, more patients will receive dental ... According to Millennium Research Group,s (MRG,s) Chinese ... dental clinics are continuing to emerge in response to ... class and aging population. The establishment of these private ...
... ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 21 MEDai, Inc., headquartered in ... announced today that has been invited by World Research ... Predictive Modeling for Underwriting Conference. This year,s conference ... on the importance of effectively integrating predictive modeling into ...
... ABT ),today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008. ... excluding specified items, were $1.06, ... forecast. Diluted earnings per share under Generally ... were $0.98, up 27.3 percent., -- Worldwide ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Specialists On Call Accelerating Access to Emergency Neurology On-Call Services in Texas 2Health News:China Pharma Holdings, Inc., Financial Year 2008 Preview 2Health News:China Pharma Holdings, Inc., Financial Year 2008 Preview 3Health News:Chinese Dental Implant Market Promises Strong Growth 2Health News:MEDai Presents on Transitioning Predictive Modeling Integration From Care Management to Actuarial Applications 2Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 2Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 3Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 4Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 5Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 6Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 7Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 8Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 9Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 10Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 11Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 12Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 13Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 14Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 15Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 16Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 17Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 18Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 19Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 20Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 21Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 22Health News:Abbott Reports Double-Digit Sales and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter; Confirms Strong Outlook for 2009 Earnings 23
(Date:8/29/2014)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage ... at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science ... Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia ... discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can ... Jeffrey Beckstead , Director of Product Development ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  In part four of ... hospital pharmacy as a strategic asset, Mary Baxter, ... for Cardinal Health,s Innovation Delivery Solutions business, discusses how ... both hospitals and patients. "Every hospital pharmacist ... of their job in a value-based healthcare world," Baxter ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  Pacific Medical Data Solutions is excited to ... . The main website, along with the site,s blog, ... services and content relevant to the medical billing industry. ... viewers can now better understand how PMDS products help ... create a more visible platform about medical billing best ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4PMDS Announces New Website 2
... AMSTERDAM, April 18, 2012  Leading events organiser UBM Live ... the global UBM Pharma Portfolio, CPhI Southeast Asia (SEA) 2012. ... International Expo in Indonesia, CPhI SEA is the first trade ... the pharmaceutical ingredient sector in the ASEAN region. ...
... -   Retrospective sub-analyses from ADVANCE, ... European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2012 ... new data for INCIVO (telaprevir) from Phase 3 retrospective sub-analyses ... the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Barcelona.  The data ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Leading Pharma Ingredients Event Debuts in Growing ASEAN Market 2Leading Pharma Ingredients Event Debuts in Growing ASEAN Market 3INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 2INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 3INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 4INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 5INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 6INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in Treatment Naïve and Previously Treated Patients With Genotype-1 Chronic HCV 7
... standard trial frames. They are made of optical quality ... box. There are two sets available providing a full ... is that a patient can wear the prism with ... the patient to adapt to the use of the ...
... C Dermatome - reaching a new evolutionary plateau. ... to operate in the pulse mode, or to ... entire instrument and hose assembly is autoclavable and ... 2-, 3-, or 4-inch widths. Simply select the ...
A finely parallel striated (scratched) clear plastic membrane encapsulated between glass plates....
BD Visitec IOL Manipulator (Fenzl), blunt tip angled 45, 12.0 mm from end, fits 0.20 mm diameter holes and larger (3/bx, 1 bx/ca). For positioning intraocular lenses. Sure grip handles hand ridge ind...
Medicine Products: