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Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice
Toronto, ON - Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related type-II osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital suggest that this scenario may not be too far away. Osteoporosis affects over 200M people worldwide and, unlike post-menopausal type-I osteoporos ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Science sheds new light on the life and death of medieval king Erik
The saint s legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains A joint research project headed by Uppsala University now reveals more of the health condition of Saint Erik, what he looked like, where he lived and what the circumstances of his death were. No contemporary sources mention Erik Jedvardsson, the Swedish king w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Excessive fat in legs of children with spina bifida suggests risk for metaboli...
Children with a severe type of spina bifida called myelomeningocele have a high prevalence of obesity and excess fat accumulation in their lower extremities. In a study designed to assess bone, muscle and fat tissue distribution in the lower legs of children with this disease, researchers at Children s Hospital Los Angeles determined that this excess fat tissue is within the muscle boundary muscle-associated rather than subcutaneous. These findings are sig ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Depression, high blood pressure, other chronic conditions may be common at MS ...
MINNEAPOLIS - People newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis MS may often have other chronic health conditions as well, according to a study published in the March 9, 2016 online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These findings are interesting for several reasons, said study author Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and member of the American Academy of Neurology. It rais ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
Combining 2 techniques to 'rewire' the brain may improve arm and hand movement...
March 7, 2016 - Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Adding peripheral nerve stimulation PNS to constraint-based therapy enhances recovery of movement ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Findings do not support use of vitamin D to reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis
Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a study appearing in the March 8 issue of JAMA . Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis occurs among 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women age 60 years or older. Currently there are no disease-modifying therapies for osteoarthritis. Vitamin D can reduce bone turnover and cartilage degradation, thus ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Loyola study finds women suffer more neck pain than men
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine s Pain Management Center. The study by Meda Raghavendra, MD and Joseph Holtman, MD, PhD, of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in Palm Sprin ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
'Tommy John' reconstructive surgeries on the rise among young athletes
NEW YORK, NY March 7, 2016 --A new study found a dramatic increase in the number of adolescents undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a pitching-related elbow injury in recent years, outstripping growth among major league pitchers. The study, performed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC , was published in the January online issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine . Everybody who follows baseball is worried about the rise i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
Combining two techniques to 'rewire' the brain may improve arm and hand moveme...
March 7, 2016 - Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Adding peripheral nerve stimulation PNS to constraint-based therapy enhances recovery of movement ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say re...
Orlando, FL -Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. Our work on utilizing an arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction ASCR res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Young baseball players could benefit from preseason arm injury prevention prog...
Orlando, FL - Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training program, showed numerous arm flexibility and strength improvements in participating athletes that could ultimately diminish the risk of injuries. Pitchers participating in this targeted pr ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Graft choice in ACL reconstruction important for surgeons, patients
Orlando, FL - Using soft tissue allografts cadaver tissue in ACL reconstructions may increase the risks for a revision reconstruction postoperatively, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study adds to research demonstrating that the bone-patellar tendon-bone BPTB autograft graft harvested from the surgical patient remains a strong choice for these surgeries. Our research l ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5