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Sea urchin yields a key secret of biomineralization

... MADISON The teeth and bones of mammals, the protective shells of mollusks, ... defense, the materials of which shells, teeth and bones are composed are the strongest and most durable ... urchin spines, in mollusk shells, in zebra fish bones and in tooth enamel. The resulting biominerals ...

Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

... - Shown to be highly effective in strengthening bones and protecting against osteoporosis-related ... effects of osteoporosis -- a disorder that causes bones to break easily. "The fact that Reclast is ... with Reclast are fever; pain in the muscles, bones or joints; flu-like symptoms; and headache. ...

Life sticks: UC San Diego bioengineer's sticky insights published in journal Science

... nevertheless rely on responsiveness to forces for proper function are leg bones and breast acini. Breast acini are hollow spherical objects at the ends of ... systems that respond to forces in a manner similar," said Engler. The long bones of the human skeleton are another example, where their elongated and ...

800-Year-Old Mummies Aid Current Cold Cases:

... buried. Coyle and her students have discovered that, in some cases, baking bones can aid in the extraction of DNA. This summer Coyle's team was asked by ... Desert. Theorizing that moisture and embalming preservatives in the U.S. bones might be an impediment to DNA extraction, she baked a bone sample at 70 ...

Small Bone Innovations Introduces New Distal Radius Plating System to Repair Complex Fractures

... estimated 3.9 million wrist injuries each year. Also, the affects on small bones and joints of degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis and ... of products and technologies to treat trauma and diseases in small bones & joints. Today, SBi has more than 130 employees at facilities in New ...

Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis

... joint between the scaphoid and trapezial-trapezioid bones near the base of the thumb. *Dr. James Nunley, Chairman of the ... of products and technologies to treat trauma and diseases in small bones & joints. Today, SBi has more than 130 employees at facilities in New ...

Scientists identify gene vital to early embryonic cells forming a normal heart and skull

... to specific regions of the embryo. While doing so, the cells are supposed to differentiate and give rise to certain nerve tissues, craniofacial bones or smooth muscle tissue of the heart. "Our findings show that a deficiency of SHP2 in neural crest cells results in a failure of cell ...

TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

... political scientist looking at how the Internet influences civic engagement and regime stability Naomi Natale (US) -- Founder, One Million bones and the Cradle Project, socially focused large-scale art installations Alexander Petroff (US/Democratic Republic of the Congo) -- Founder, ...

NeoStem Obtains Exclusive License to Innovative Stem Cell Procedure Treating Musculoskeletal Diseases

... individual's own blood, and generates millions of stem cells over two to three weeks. These cells are then re-injected into the person's joints or bones in an office procedure to assist in tissue healing and restoration of bone and cartilage. The Regenexx Procedure has helped many patients avoid ...

MMR and Dancing Paws to Participate in Joint Sales Effort to Provide Personal Health Records for Pets

... ), has entered into an agreement with Natural Products For Pets ("NPP") ( www.dancingpaws.com ), a leading manufacturer of Green bones and Pet Nutritional Products, to offer NPP customers a MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record with the purchase of any NPP, Dancing Paws or ...

Renowned Stem Cell Researcher Files Study Results With Stemedica

... of an on-going, ten year study involving nearly four hundred patients by Dr. Herningou using stem cell therapy and traditional treatment of non-union bones and joints. The Stemedica study results gave clear evidence that the use of adult stem cells provided greater healing capability in a shorter period ...

IlluminOss Medical Receives ISO 13485 Certification

... fixation with external pins, plates and screws. The Company is currently developing the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for small bones such as fractures of the hands, wrists, clavicle and arms. It is anticipated that the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System will also ...

AIM Pharmakon (API) Announced a New Proprietary Premium-Quality Natural Concentrated Liquid Calcium and Mineral Supplement Now Available Direct to Consumers

... with high dairy consumption. Proteins in dairy calcium sources aid in elevating the blood's acidic value. That leads to leaching of calcium from bones thereby weakening the bones. A high protein diet alarmingly aggravates the reduction in bone density. Additionally, lactose intolerance can limit the ...

MyCancerPain.org Launched as Resource for Patients with Painful Bone Metastases

... Israel, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd. announced today that cancer patients suffering pain caused by tumors that have spread to their bones have a new online resource for information about their condition. The website, http://www.MyCancerPain.org , provides background on bone metastases, ...

New Publications Show Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound to be a Potentially Safe, Effective Pain-Relieving Treatment for Bone Metastases

... (MRgFUS) with the ExAblate(R) system has the potential to be an effective noninvasive pain-relieving treatment for tumors that have spread to the bones (bone metastases). The results of a 31 patient study appear in the November 11 online issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology, while data from ...

Interleukin Genetics to Present New Findings on Osteoporosis at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

... in trials of investigational new drugs." About Osteoporosis According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These ...

Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice

... for serious bone disorders, presented pre-clinical data demonstrating that its enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for hypophosphatasia appears to heal bones that have already been severely weakened by the disease. Earlier pre-clinical data showed that ERT with Enobia's product ENB-0040, ...

Global Study Shows That Majority of Women with Osteoporosis Do Not Consider Themselves at Higher Risk for Fractures

... just from a clinical perspective but also from the perspective of how it could potentially impact their lives." By definition, osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and therefore more likely to break. If left untreated, the disease can progress painlessly until a fracture occurs. One in two ...

deCODE genetics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... of bones. BMD is a principal measure of the presence and severity of osteoporosis, a common, progressive and often debilitating condition in which bones become thinner and more prone to fracture, even from minor falls or blows. As an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine points out, ...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Ceftriaxone, USP, and Cefuroxime for Injection, USP

... injection, USP, is indicated for infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and skin-structure, intra-abdomen, and bones and joints, as well as acute otitis media, uncomplicated gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia and meningitis. Ceftriaxone ...

Collagen Matrix, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TenoMend(TM) Collagen Tendon Wrap for the Management and Protection of Tendon Injuries

... The device provides a protected environment and gliding surface of the sheath for tendon healing. In trauma cases, fractures and injuries of bones in the extremities typically result in injury of the associated soft tissue such as tendon and peripheral nerves. Tendon scarring can often occur as ...

Stonegate Report About Unigene Laboratories Inc.

... to osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). More recently, researchers have reported a possible link between bisphosphonates and increased brittleness in the bones leading to tiny fractures. Additionally, the New England Journal of Medicine has reported a possible link between SERMs and increased risk of heart ...

Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor

... from 200 to 239 mg/dL borderline- high. About Osteoporosis According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These ...

Ten Extraordinary Innovations Line Up For US $100,000 Saatchi & Saatchi Award For World Changing Ideas

... accurate and effective radiation treatment plan -- a critical step in eradicating cancer. http://www.actuality-systems.com Printing Skin and bones (UK) Uses inkjet printing technology to fabricate complex tissue scaffolds on which cells can be grown. The later aim is to use inkjet printing to ...

What To Do When a Holiday Guest Shows Up With a Pet

... and electric cords can be serious hazards, and chocolate can be toxic to an animal. -- Make sure guests don't feed the pet food scraps. Small bones or fragments may lodge in the animal's throat, stomach or intestinal tract. If you choose to refuse a guest pet, consider these ...

FDA Clears Biospace med's Revolutionary Low Dose Xray Imager

... product will also feature automatic measurement software designed to calculate a variety of measurements and angle calculations between individual bones and joints, potentially helping to evaluate global balance and posture. Currently, the 3D workstation is commercially available only in Europe and ...

Kodak in vivo imaging system: precise coregistration of molecular imaging with anatomical X-ray imaging in animals

... signals of interest and/or mapping the molecular signals to bones or other anatomical structures within the animal. ... the digits in the paw ( Fig. 2a ). The X-ray image details the bones in the digits of the animal paw ( Fig. 2b ), and the overlay ...

GE Medicals Technologies Aid Battle Against Cancer

... X-ray technology, can help doctors see these "hidden" lung cancers by displaying a digital image of only the soft tissue in the chest - without the bones - allowing doctors to better detect and diagnose lung cancer. "Dual Energy Subtraction makes a significant difference in the evaluation and ...

UW discovery could lead to new TB treatments

... currently in use. Tuberculosis, once commonly referred to as consumption, has a long history. Evidence of tubercular decay has been found in the bones of Egyptian mummies. It was identified by Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, as the most widespread and fatal disease of the ancient world. It ...

Deltanoid named to top-15 list of biotech companies

... that could allow people with disabilities to control computers with their thoughts, and drugs for cystic fibrosis. Deltanoid's goal of rebuilding bones seems to fit right in: it has the potential to push back the effects of osteoporosis, if clinical testing bears out its promise. DeLuca, who ...

Islands in the Clickstream: Digital Religion

... budget item at least as important as buying hardware and software and setting it up. Still, educators and businesspersons alike can feel in their bones the extraordinary impact of the computer revolution, even if they can't yet articulate its real depth. We know that the virtualization of ...

Wisconsin VCs draw Missouri biotech firm to state

... These enzymes break down substances into useful or waste products. When there arent enough, excess buildup inside cells can damage tissues, including bones and the brain. More than 40 types of the disease exist, affecting different enzymes and requiring different treatments. Most have no cure and are ...

This wheelchair will save lives

... an hour and a half each day moving their bowels. Since they have no sensation in the areas that are paralyzed, they dont know how hard their pelvic bones are pressing against the toilet seat. Malassign This is one of the ways they can develop pressure ulcers, which can lead to secondary ...

Massachusetts stem-cell plan reflects status quo for Wisconsin research

... about ethical problems posed by some types of stem cell research. Human embryonic stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells, tissues, bones and organs in our bodies. They evolve rapidly from conception, and scientists had trouble understanding how they worked until UW-Madison scientist ...

With ethics guidelines, political consensus emerging on stem-cell research

... of research. But that's not what American researchers are doing. Human embryonic stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells, tissues, bones and organs in our bodies. They evolve rapidly from conception, and scientists had trouble understanding how they worked until UW-Madison scientist ...

Stem cell debate in Washington grows hotter as summer recess nears

... believe federal dollars should not be used to destroy an embryo. Human embryonic stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells, tissues, bones and organs in our bodies. They evolve rapidly from conception, and scientists had trouble understanding how they worked until UW-Madison scientist ...

Scientists find way to make human collagen in lab

... up our bodies, nothing is more ubiquitous than collagen. It is the most important structural protein in the body, reinforcing connective tissue, bones and teeth, and forming long, fibrous cables to strengthen tendons. Collagen forms sheets of tissue that support the skin and every internal organ. ...

Next generation simulations? Not on the Internet you're used to

... used a 3D input device to explore the cadaver by digging through muscles to find ribs and organs, and assigning colors to particular blood vessels, bones and other parts of the body. Besides the cadaver, the audience got to see a rotatable image of a human hand in various stages of dissection, which ...
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