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NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...tion with stem cells, might also repair cartilage, tendon and neuronal tissues. Her studies could lead to medical breakthroughs that would help a host of patients. Stem cell implantation could help cancer patients who've had large tumors removed from bone, Arinzeh says. In many such surgeries, patients los...

To translate touch, the brain can quickly rearrange its sense of the body

... new study, the research team used a method called tendon vibration to induce a distortion of healthy volunteers' sense of their own bodies. When the biceps tendon of the right arm was vibrated, the subjects in the experiments felt within seconds that their right ...

Biotechnology's newest chemical tool

...iration from the real hand, where a muscle pulls a tendon inside a synovial sheath, CYBERHAND's finger cables run through a Teflon sheath pulled by a DC motor. So the proximal, medial and distal phalanges, those bones between your finger knuckles, are all driven by the same tendon. This approach is called u...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

...lls from amniotic fluid, Fauza's team engineered a tendon patch for the diaphragm; a year later, the lambs' diaphragms showed good healing. The FDA is now reviewing Fauza's application to conduct a clinical trial in human babies with a prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of CDH; the amniotic fluid would be coll...

Stem cells can repair torn tendons or ligaments

...hows that adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue. Tendon and ligament injuries...e United States, at least 200,000 patients undergo tendon or ligament repair each year. Moreover, the intervertebral disc, which is composed in part of tendo...

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

...ibre 'mats' of potential use in promoting nerve or tendon growth. This method is currently being patented. The next step in the research is to develop the skin reconstruction technology for clinical use, hopefully in the next few years. The technology also offers possibilities for testing the toxicity o...

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers

...om the patient which are then re-injected into the tendon of the affected elbow provides more relief than mo...ll, which is as good a result as patients who have tendon surgery." "There is very little risk here; we are using the patient's own blood taken right in t...

Cigarette smoking impedes tendon-to-bone healing

...little is known about the effects of cigarettes on tendon and ligament healing. There also are some gaps ...eins such as collagen to form the junction between tendon and bone. And in the rats exposed to nicotine, we saw lower cellular proliferation." The rats als...

Molecular 'marker' on stem cells aids research, perhaps therapies

... cells for use in therapies aimed at bone healing, tendon repair and cartilage regeneration, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. The molecule, called SSEA-4, was found on the surface of certain stem cells in bone marrow that give rise to fat, cartilage and bone. These so-called mesenchyma...

Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies

... their former glory. "Our aim is to regenerate the tendon structure that does not repair spontaneously," say...paving the way to cell therapies for sport-related tendon injuries in humans. Therapies using bone marrow stem cells, similar to fat stem cells, have achieved...

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