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Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...e structure to anchor the new tooth in place. Such reconstructive surgery today involves either taking a bone graft from the patient's chin or jaw, which leaves a second wound needing to heal, or using donated bone from a tissue bank, which yields unpredictable results. William Giannobile, professor of periodontic...

Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage

...lieve this technique could be used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. When removing head and neck cancers, surgeons often have to cut away parts of cartilage, and then take grafts from other parts of the body. With this new technique doctors would potentially be able to take stem cells from the patient, grow t...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

... used for a variety of medical purposes, including reconstructive surgery. But UF Genetics Institute researchers were interested in a material known as type II collagen - the primary structural molecule for jawed vertebrates for at least 500 million years. It is essential in the human body, forming cartilage throug...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

... used for a variety of medical purposes, including reconstructive surgery. But UF Genetics Institute researchers were interested in a material known as type II collagen - the primary structural molecule for jawed vertebrates for at least 500 million years. It is essential in the human body, forming cartilage throug...

Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity

...ast deformities that can only be corrected through reconstructive surgery. Researchers at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, in collaboration with bioengineers at Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a polymer-based therapy for breast cancer that could serve as an artificial tissue filler after ...

Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation

...e scientific data that takes us beyond traditional reconstructive techniques and partial facial transplantation," said ASPS President Bruce Cunningham, MD. "What we thought of as a possibility ?reconstructing the entire face of someone with a severe facial disfigurement, in one surgery, from one complete facial ski...

Microscopic scaffolding offers a 'simple' solution to treating skin injuries

... treatment of burns victims and the undertaking of reconstructive surgery using the scaffold and the patient's own skin to produce bespoke skin for that patient," says Professor Ryan. "As an accident-prone mountain biker, I find that prospect very attractive!" ...

Fat stem cells being studied as option for breast reconstruction

...er Rubin, M.D., assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, recently received a three-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to further explore this unique approach. "The surgical options for breast reconstruction involve either the use of ...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...at helps restore blood flow following cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Hirudo verbana has not been approved by the FDA and has no special conservation status. "This study is a great example of why the field of taxonomy [the science of classification of organisms] is so important," said Patrick Herendeen, pro...

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