Tag: "knees" at biology news
Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair
... hope of replacing the entire articular surface of knees
damaged by arthritis. The technique, developed at Rice University's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory, is described in this month's issue of the journal Tissue Engineering. "This has significant ramifications because we are now beginning to ...
NJIT engineer poised to take stem cell research a step forward
...students, how to insert stem cells in to patients' knees
during surgery. Arinzeh's drive to advance the science of stem cell research has gained her national recognition. Two years ago, she earned the highest honor given to a young researcher by President Bush: The Presidential Early Career Award for Sci...
Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis
...nd can include malformation of the hands, feet and knees
and abnormal curvature of the spine. In this study, researchers knocked out matrilin-1 and -3 in mice in order to study their link to osteoarthritis. When matrilin-1 was knocked out, there was no apparent effect. When matrilin-3 was removed, the mi...
NASA technology helping injured US troops
...h developed after his military service, caused his knees
to buckle during physical therapy. "The SAM walker prevented my knees
from buckling and helped me regain my mobility. I was able to graduate to the therapy on the paralle...
Bioengineered tissue implants regenerate damaged knee cartilage
...pproach can lead to cartilage regeneration even in knees
affected by osteoarthritis. The tissue engineerin...caffolds, and then implanted them into the injured knees
of the study patients. Cartilage regeneration was seen in ten of 23 patients, including in some pa...
New engineered drug may offer prolonged arthritis relief
...rature. When he injected the sticky ELP into the knees
of rats, the protein proved to have a 25-fold longer half-life in the joint than a similar soluble protein, Betre reported in the journal article. Half-life is the time required for half the quantity of the protein to be broken down and eliminated fr...