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Pitt study: Chronic arsenic exposure can impair ability of muscle to heal afte...
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2015 - Chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration, according to an animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. In a report published online in STEM CELLS , they noted that inhibiting a certain protein in an inflammatory pathway ca ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Wrist fractures could predict susceptibility to serious fractures in postmenop...
Wrist fractures are common among postmenopausal women who are younger than 65 and a new UCLA-led study suggests that they may also predict more serious fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life. The researchers on the study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research , found that one in five women who had experienced a broken wrist went on to suffer a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Poverty influences effects of race and education on pain after knee replacemen...
Non-white race and lack of education are known risk factors for pain and poorer function after knee replacement surgery. What isn t clear is how a community s poverty level affects the outcomes of having a joint replaced. Findings from a new study conducted by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery HSS suggest that lower socioeconomic status at the community level significantly increases th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Research is lacking on marijuana's effects in patients with rheumatic diseases
Although there are anecdotal reports indicating that cannabinoids, especially marijuana or herbal cannabis , may be of therapeutic benefit for some patients with rheumatic complaints, a new review published in Arthritis Care Research , a journal of the American College of Rheumatology ACR , finds scant scientific evidence supporting any use of cannabinoids in rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, not a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Improve individual skills supported by BigData
Running is one of the most popular sports. However, not many runners have received formal training on running. Associate Professor Shinichi YAMAGIWA of the University of Tsukuba and his colleagues have developed a system for improving running skills based on big data analysis. Dr. YAMAGIWA, Associate Professor Yoshinobu KAWAHARA of Osaka University and Mizuno Corporation have jointly developed a t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Meniscus injury: Real surgery or sham surgery -- which is better for patients?
Patients with meniscus lesions benefit from a combination of sham surgery and physiotherapy just as much as from a real surgical procedure-- this was the conclusion reached in the Finnish FIDELITY study published in 2013. Ever since then, there has been considerable discussion about the benefits of meniscus surgery compared with physiotherapy. After all, about 300,000 meniscus procedures were perf ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain
A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. After evaluating the benefits of Alexander Technique or acupuncture, the rese ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Increasing vitamin D supplementation
This news release is available in German . Osteoporosis is one of the chief reasons why the elderly often suffer broken bones from relatively minor injuries. Postmenopausal women in particular experience a relatively rapid loss in bone mass due to a reduced concentration of oestrogen, which is responsible for strong bone growth during youth. Maintaining bone mass requires physical exercise and vit ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Muscle loss linked with falls and fractures in elderly
Older people with an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength may be at greater risk of falling and bone fractures, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. A study by an international team of researchers into sarcopenia -where muscles lose form and function with age - found that those with the condition reported higher numbers of falls in the last year and a higher prev ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Achilles tendon ruptures missed in 1 of 4 cases, but surgery not needed for most
CHICAGO--October 29, 2015-- Achilles tendon disorders are common and often misdiagnosed, with about 25 percent of ruptures missed during initial examination, but the prognosis is favorable for the vast majority of patients, according to researchers from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Rothman Institute of Jefferson Medical College. Their clinical review, published in the No ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 30
Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis
Bioengineers from Queen Mary University of London QMUL have shown for the first time that lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat mental health disorders, could offer an effective treatment against osteoarthritis by disrupting the length of the cells antennae called primary cilia. Publishing in the journal FASEB , the scientists show that medical manipulation of the primary cilia, which are ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
CWRU biologists find keys to driving a cockroach
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have identified neurons in a cockroach s brain that control whether the insect walks slow or fast, turns right or left or downshifts to climb. By selectively stimulating these same neurons, the scientists can cause the roach to replicate the movements. The finding makes clear how the insect brain directs the body to move in an intended direction, incl ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23