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Myostatin inhibitors may improve recovery of wartime limb injuries

Inhibiting a growth factor that keeps muscles from getting too big may optimize recovery of injured soldiers, researchers say. They are studying two myostatin inhibitors in mice with limb injuries, first to see which works best and then to identify the best delivery mechanism, says Dr. Mark Ham...

U.S. Docs Taught Little About Wartime Ethics

Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo are bringing these issues to the fore, study authors say MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American medical students receive adequate instruction about military medical ethics and a physician's ethical duties under the Geneva Conventions, say Harvard Medical Scho...

Progresso(R) to Launch New High Fiber Soup Line in Fall 2009

...when a young Sicilian, Vincent Taormina, began a small importing business to bring authentic Italian foods to Italian-American families. Driven by the wartime shortage of imported products, Progresso opened its original manufacturing plant in Vineland, N.J., where the company created the first Progresso prem...

War and Musculoskeletal Injury Prompt Artistic Expression

... ROSEMONT, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: WHAT: wartime experiences not only affect the military personnel and their loved ones, but the physicians and medical teams who treat them. The American Academy of...

Injured Marines at Risk for Abnormal Bone Growth

...s in the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . "The purposes of this study were to report our experiences with high-energy wartime extremity wounds, to define the prevalence of heterotopic ossification in these patients, and to determine the factors that might lead to development ...

Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth

...pears in the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . "The purposes of this study were to report our experiences with high-energy wartime extremity wounds, to define the prevalence of heterotopic ossification in these patients, and to determine the factors that might lead to development ...

War and Musculoskeletal Injury Prompt Artistic Expression

... The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons seeks war injury related art ROSEMONT, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- wartime experiences not only affect the military personnel and their loved ones, but the physicians and medical teams who treat them. As a tribute to injured...

Superbug risk to war wounded

...al Centre, Harrogate, that at the beginning of the 20th century improved military hygiene and disease control led to a steady decline in the number of wartime deaths attributable to infections classically known as "war pestilence," which included cholera, dysentery, plague, smallpox, typhoid, and typhus feve...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

... Rashes, hives, other problems exacerbated by wartime conditions, researchers say TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Rashes, eczema and other skin troubles can be exacerbated by combat condi...

K-State Psychologist Studies Ways to Improve Soldiers' Work-Life Relationship

...cially difficult circumstances surrounding military obligations for U.S. soldiers -- for example, an increased threat of deployment due to the current wartime context -- a better understanding of how family-friendly perceptions can benefit soldiers is increasingly important," Culbertson said. Culber...
Wartime in Medical Technology

American Legion Anticipates Institute of Medicine Report on Gulf War Veterans

...unded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and patriotic youth programs. The Legion's 2.7 million wartime veterans work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation. ...
Wartime in Biological News

'Experiment of nature' examines how mother's diet may impact on child's health

...r children will be studied so extensively. A study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the effect of wartime blockades in the Netherlands on the nutritional intake of mothers and whether this affected their children's expression of the IGF2 gene, which is inv...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

...nd facial bones. "The findings of this research could eventually benefit all the victims of any bone-related traumatic injury and reduce the number of wartime amputations in the military as well the civilian population," he said. "The technology to be explored through this research presents the potential ...

Research conference at UH to focus on US troops' needs, homeland security

...only research conferences in the nation co-hosted by ROTC units, and we are very proud to be helping both UH and the Department of Defense meet urgent wartime research needs," said Col. Phil Bossert, commander of UH's Air Force ROTC program. Registration and agenda information are available at www.times....

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...as the military's allocation of supplies to soldiers with non-life-threatening sexually transmitted diseases. Eager to return soldiers to active duty, wartime needs outweighed civilian concerns, but this did not sway public opinion that the military was wasting its share of medication. "While the lack of ...
Wartime in Biological Technology

Osteotech's Plexur(R) Technology to Be Used in Craniofacial Reconstruction Program Funded by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine

...erbilt University and Carnegie Mellon University. The need is great for regenerative solutions to treat serious traumatic injuries to the skull due to wartime injuries. Our Plexur(R) Technology has the potential to offer new solutions in reconstruction of the craniofacial region and elsewhere in the body to ...
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