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Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

... of the four major ligaments of the knee, and ACL injuries pose a rising public health problem as well as an ... University of Michigan researchers studying ACL injuries had subjects perform one-legged squats to ... says that most research and prevention of ACL injuries focuses below the waist in a controlled lab ...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

... each year, more than 2.5 million eye injuries occur and 50,000 people permanently lose part or ... in the United States. In 2004, about 37,000 eye injuries occurred in the workplace that resulted in one or ... days away from work. The majority of these eye injuries occurred in workers less than 45 years of age ...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

... for individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries to use," said Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant ... as a result of high-level spinal cord injuries (cervical vertebrae C3-C5), to perform tasks ... generally escapes damage in severe spinal cord injuries or neuromuscular diseases. Before using the ...

New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

... and massive soft tissue defects. Traumatic injuries that affect the arms, legs, head and neck require ... the ensuing days and months. "These combat injuries are complicated to treat because they are large ... that accurately reflect the complex aspects of injuries sustained by soldiers in combat, the researchers ...

A recipe for dog bite injuries: Kids, dogs and warm weather

... are particularly vulnerable to severe dog bite injuries on the head and neck, and the injuries can be extensive and a risk to life, especially ... one facial wound, and 40 percent of the total injuries had to be repaired in the operating room under ...

Mating that causes injuries

... with hooks, barbs, and flukes that cause internal injuries in females during mating. This is extremely ... is an unfortunate side effect. "Females' injuries as such do not benefit the male she mated with. It has been suggested rather that the injuries are a side effect of other benefits the males ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... could be up to $7.9 million. Serious leg injuries typically are repaired with bone grafts. Pins, ... medicine. It could give people with serious leg injuries an opportunity to regain full use of limbs that ... Developing a new way to repair long bone injuries is extremely challenging. According to Tasciotti, ...

NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures

... people exposed to radiation would suffer from injuries to important tissues and organs, such as the ... system and digestive tract. The severity of these injuries would vary. Proper diagnosis and prompt treatment ... the wounded would also be expected to have other injuries such as burns, trauma or infections, in addition ...

$3.2M for Rutgers to apply biology, engineering, physical sciences toward stem cells

... go from the test tube into treatments that heal injuries and cure diseases, we will need to equip a broad ... of stem cells in the treatment of debilitating injuries and diseases," said Rutgers President Richard L. ... efforts to find cures for brain and spinal cord injuries and disorders," said Dr. Wise Young, Richard H. ...

Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries

... option for individuals who receive highly lethal injuries from high-speed collisions or falls (together ... compared to open surgical repair," he added. injuries causing thoracic (chest) aortic trauma are ... resulting in significant disability or death. injuries to the body's largest artery account for as much ...

To keep mouths safe, don't just wear a mouthguard; keep it clean

... Fractured teeth, neck injuries and abrasions in the mouth, also known as ... for Disease Control, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room ... mouthguards have been known to avert oral injuries and cut the risk of concussion by 50 percent. ...

Don't go changing: New chemical keeps stem cells young

... body, and scientists believe they have huge potential to treat diseases or injuries that don't currently have a cure. Professor Melanie Welham's team at ... Medicine, explained: "Stem cells have great potential for treating spinal injuries and diseases like type I diabetes because they can change into a range of ...

HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award

... for, providing exemplary care to patients coping with life-altering injuries and the family members who care for them," said Mark Rasmussen, chief ... Team. Most of Rupprecht's patients have experienced severe limb injuries or amputations. Rupprecht also created and leads the Pain Management ...

NIH EUREKA award funds research at WPI aimed at turning adult skin cells into stem-like cells

... connective, and nerve. Mammals cannot generate blastemas, but instead heal injuries by forming scar tissue. In their portion of the DARPA project, the ... to show that a patient's own adult cells can be used to heal traumatic injuries through regeneration and to reverse the effects of degenerative diseases ...

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

... gauze that is helping save soldiers who suffer severe, life-threatening injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense's Advanced ... are in harm's way, it is particularly important." Severe battlefield injuries present unique problems in stemming blood loss, which is the primary cause ...

Engineer develops detergent to promote peripheral nerve healing

... called AVANCE Nerve Graft. Nationwide, nearly 100 patients suffering nerve injuries have received AVANCE grafts, all involving peripheral nerves which ... she says. These grafts are being used to treat people with traumatic injuries potentially resulting from lacerations, gunshots and everyday accidents, ...

Study finds pitching mound height affects throwing motion, injury risk

... can affect the athletes throwing arm motion, which may lead to potential injuries because of stress on the shoulder and elbow. The study was led by ... Major League Baseball funded the study in an effort to help prevent injuries among professional baseball players. The results of the study were ...

Half of the people suffering from head injuries fake to receive financial help

... problems or anxiety" There are many people who exaggerate their injuries and even feign them in order to receive more money from insurance ... from a context to another. The percentage of patients who suffer from head injuries that feign symptoms is nearly the same as that obtained by the American ...

UVa biomedical engineering study shows magnetic field can reduce swelling

... trauma. Since muscle bruising and joint sprains are the most common injuries worldwide, this discovery has potentially significant implications. "If an ... group to design field strengths that provide real benefit for specific injuries and parts of the body. "We now hope to implement a series of steps, ...

High-tech helmets reveal new information about the impact of hard hits to the head

... This new information could lead to better guidelines for evaluating head injuries and deciding a player's playing status, Guskiewicz said. It might also lead to a better understanding of brain injuries from other trauma, or perhaps of diseases such as mild cognitive ...

MIT IDs proteins key to brain function

... growth, said Gertler. You could use these insights to help repair injuries to the top of the spinal column, or treat brain injuries or neurodegenerative disorders, he said. The researchers developed the ...

Pittsburgh scientists identify human source of stem cells with potential to repair muscle

... stem cells derived from human muscle that could be used to treat muscle injuries and diseases such as heart attack and muscular dystrophy. In a study ... may make them ideally suited as a potential therapy for muscle injuries and diseases, according to Drs. Huard and P ault. Results of the study are ...

Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

... This discovery opens a new avenue for reprogramming cells that could eventually lead to treatments for a range of human diseases and traumatic injuries by coaxing a patient's own cells to repair and regenerate the damaged tissues. The research team reported its findings in the paper "Induction of ...

Work in mice will contribute to the study of hereditary diseases that lead to blindness

... distribution and migratory characteristics of these cells, both in situations of normal development of the healthy CNS and in response to damages or injuries using as a model of study the retina of birds and mammals. The doctoral thesis of Ana Mara Santos Carro has been supervised by Professors Miguel ...

When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs

... A new study shows that a blanket can also help alleviate shivering in patients who have been cooled to prevent brain damage. Patients with brain injuries or dangerously high fevers are often cooled to reduce their core body temperature to prevent further damage and aid healing. Unfortunately, cooling ...

Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... The successful proof-of-feasibility experiments lead the researchers to believe that in the future, such a robot could not only help treat shrapnel injuries on the battlefield, but might also be used for such medical procedures as placing and removing radioactive "seeds" used in the treatment of prostate ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... Our fundamental understanding of the nervous system, combined with advances in engineering, may help people with brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases," Donoghue said. "We are working to develop and test new technologies that we hope will help patients with devastating illnesses that ...

Tulane receives grant to study limb regeneration

... regeneration in the axolotl, a Mexican salamander. The researchers will then attempt to determine how the same genes are regulated in response to injuries in mice who, because of their similar genetic characteristics, serve as a model for humans. "The hope is that once the genetic signals for ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... Mirrors Terahertz Modulators World's Highest-Resolution Projector Picosecond Oscilloscope HEALING WITH LIGHT Star Trek scanners that fix injuries with beams of light may not be science fiction after all. A new optical technology that lines up living cells and controls their movements has opened ...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

... President Obama's budget proposals. Prevention science has demonstrated that programs like this can lead to improved prenatal health, fewer childhood injuries and fewer subsequent pregnancies. More than three decades of research, especially research conducted by Dr. David Olds, Ph.D., Professor of ...

Identification of a key molecular pathway required for brain neural circuit formation

... Dr. Frdric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montral (IRCM), has made a discovery which could help treat spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. This new finding has been published in the current issue of the prestigious scientific journal Neuron . Patricia T. ...

MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone

... bone and cartilage growth when transplanted into the knees and other joints. The scaffold could offer a potential new treatment for sports injuries and other cartilage damage, such as arthritis, says Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and ...

Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes

... and to critically ill patients on Earth. "Tissue and blood chemistry measurements can be used in medical care to assess patients with traumatic injuries and those at risk for cardiovascular collapse," said Soller, who leads NSBRI's Smart Medical Systems and Technology team. "The measurement of ...

UC Davis launches 'One Health' care for wild mountain gorillas and human neighbors

... Morris Animal Foundation at the request of primatologist Dian Fossey, who saw that the population was dwindling rapidly, in part due to sickness and injuries caused by poachers. The Morris foundation managed and funded the gorilla project for its first 20 years and has provided financial support since it ...

The secret to chimp strength

... February's brutal chimpanzee attack, during which a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman, was a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humansas much as four-times stronger, some researchers believe. But ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... victim had received BMC transplants through multiple routes. "It is important to note," concluded Dr. Silva," that all of our patients with acute injuries improved significantly with no signs of deterioration or impediment of presumed spontaneous recovery." According to Dr. Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... by C-section, according to recent statistics. Although generally a very safe procedure, complications of C-sections happen rarely and may include injuries to the blood vessels that can cause prolonged and sometimes life-threatening bleeding in the mother. Typically, treatment options for this ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... patients. Thoracic ultrasound has been infrequently used as a non-invasive, point-of-care imaging technique to detect PTX and other thoracic injuries in veterinary trauma patients. A study recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care developed a new thoracic ...

Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain

... of EAAT2. Stephens said this approach appears to be effective for visceral pain only, and not for somatic pain, which is pain resulting from injuries to the skin, superficial tissues or muscles and bones. The transgenic mice engineered to contain higher-than-normal levels of the protein are ...

Spun-sugar fibers spawn sweet technique for nerve repair

... nerves found in the limbs and throughout the body because nerve regeneration is more complex in the spinal cord. About 800,000 peripheral nerve injuries are reported annually in the United States, with about 50,000 requiring surgery. The approach also might have applications in repairing blood ...
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