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Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

PULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering ...

Diagnosing gout could become easier, more cost-effective with new portable device

Platform developed at UCLA uses computational microscopy to analyze uric acid crystals ...

Most surgical meniscus repairs are unnecessary

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society. ... Full story

Titanium + gold = new gold standard for artificial joints

Rice lab discovers titanium-gold alloy that is four times harder than most steels ... Full story

Help us find out about failing knees and falling

In a world-first study, Victoria University researchers are investigating what happens to the body when an older person with osteoarthritis of the knees stumbles or falls. ... Full story

Understanding bone death

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements. ... Full story

RCSI researchers develop a new generation of biomaterials capable of enhancing bone regeneration

Researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have developed a new generation of bioactive scaffolds that is capable of enhancing bone regeneration in a laboratory setting. The study found that these scaffolds are able to increase the bone repair capacity of stem cells by delivering molecules known as microRNAs (micro-ribonucleic acids). This technology can potentially benefit the multidisciplinary fields of tissue engineering, biomedicine and drug development. The research has been published in Scientific Reports, the open access journal from the publishers of Nature. ... Full story

Health guidance leads to reduction of repeat hip fractures

The adoption of new guidance on osteoporosis medication in 2005 may have been responsible for a 22% drop in the number of over-60s suffering a second fracture after a broken hip, an Oxford University study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, has found. ... Full story

New Method to Grow and Transplant Muscle Stem Cells Holds Promise for Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy

Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose their transplantation efficiency when cultured in vitro. In a study in the current issue of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, researchers treated these stem cells with leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), which effectively maintained the undifferentiated state of the satellite cells and enhanced their transplantation efficiency. ... Full story

Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for severe burns patients

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. ... Full story

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