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Biocompatible gel to replace damaged cartilage


September 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Experts in mechanics, materials science and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchable biocompatible gel that could replace damaged cartilage in human joints.Called a ... Read more...

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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Cartilage graft will help regenerate bone


February 16th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Painful fractures and bad bone grafts may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to cartilage graft, a pioneering way of regenerating bones. "Cartilage graft ... Read more...

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Beauty cream with bee stings in great demand


December 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) As bizarre as it may sound, beauty creams that contain bee stings are in huge demand in Britain as they reportedly prevent ageing by smoothing ... Read more...

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No old wives’ tale: Omega-3 prevents osteoarthritis


October 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and slow its progression.Omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally ... Read more...

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Breast milk can be source for stem cells


October 18th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Stem cells can be sourced from breast milk and have the potential to help people suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes, according to ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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Synthetic protein to help regenerate new tissues


September 11th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have thought up a new way to synthesize collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. ... Read more...

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Britain to conduct first voicebox transplant


June 20th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Experts in Britain will perform the country's first voicebox transplant, third in the world, but are not sure what the patient will sound like after the ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood stem cells can treat many ailments


May 4th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Menstrual blood has long been discarded as unsanitary and waste, but now stem cells from this very source can be stored and used for treating ... Read more...

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Technique to treat the donor larynx developed


May 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A technique to treat the donor larynx so that the recipient's body accepts it as its own have been developed by researchers.Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in ... Read more...

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Novel procedure may treat people with cartilage injuries


April 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have come up with a novel mechanism to repair tissue.Scientists at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers ... Read more...

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Pointy elf-like ears- latest craze in cosmetic surgery!


April 9th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 9 (ANI): Some young sci-fi fans in Arizona are apparently undergoing procedures to have their ears sculpted into elfish points despite the procedure's irreversibility.ABC's "Good Morning America" revealed that ... Read more...

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US man dubbed ‘Mr Elastic’ attempts record with feet turned backwards


March 26th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A man in the US, who is known as "backwards feet man" and "Mr Elastic", is hoping to enter the Guinness Book of Records by rotating his feet ... Read more...

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Collingwood to undergo knee surgery


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) England all-rounder Paul Collingwood will undergo knee surgery after the 2011 World Cup.Collingwood has had an ordinary tournament so far with only 61 runs and a ... Read more...

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Frogs’ faces give clues to special secret of their evolutionary success


January 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) analyse why frogs are the champions of evolution."In terms of numbers frogs are superior to all ... Read more...

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Why sex in space might be a bad idea


January 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that foetus of a pregnant zebrafish in space like conditions develops cranial defects, raising the possibility of same effects in humans.Tamara Franz-Odendaal at ... Read more...

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Harris looking forward to Boxing Day Test, says knee injury is history


December 20th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec. 20 (ANI): Dismissing concerns about his knee injury, Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris, who claimed nine wickets in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, has said that he ... Read more...

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Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

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Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

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Bad back? Now, you can ‘grow’ a new spine!


November 30th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Suffering from chronic back pain? Worry not, for you can now 'grow' a new spine, thanks to a revolutionary treatment.Damaged discs, common among older people, occur when the ... Read more...

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Stem cells can ease lower back pain without surgery


November 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Stem cells can replace surgical procedures for treating lower back pain, researchers say.The condition is common among older people and may be caused by degeneration of the discs ... Read more...

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Scientists apply industrial monitoring technique to orthopedic diagnoses


November 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are exploring a modification of technique for human analysis-called bio-ferrography-to diagnose diseases in their early stages, determine the efficacy of drugs, and ascertain the ... Read more...

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Grow your own tissue to mend arthritic knees


November 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Tiny spheres made from a patient's own cells are now being used to treat arthritis - by growing new tissue at the damaged joints.The technology has already ... Read more...

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Harris stakes claim for first Ashes Test berth


November 11th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): Australian pacer Ryan Harris, who is making a return from injury, has staked a claim for a first Ashes Test call-up taking 5-72 in a domestic fixture.Queensland ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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New discovery offers hope to sufferers of osteoarthritis


October 24th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Lubricin, a synovial fluid glycoprotein, reduces wear to bone cartilage, a team of researchers in North Carolina has discovered.This result has implications for the treatment of sufferers of ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could replace hip, knee surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A simple treatment that could end the need for painful hip and knee replacements is being developed by British scientists.Within 10 years, damaged joints could be rejuvenated by ... Read more...

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Cell phone radiation linked to cancer, memory loss, sterility


October 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Cellphones-a basic necessity to us like water, food-emit radiation that is harmful for us, a new book has suggested.In her new book, 'Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone ... Read more...

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Poster girl of Taliban oppression gets new nose


October 13th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) The young Afghan woman whose nose was chopped off by her husband and who later went on to become the poster girl of Taliban oppression has now ... Read more...

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Arthritis can hit even the physically active (World Arthritis Day Oct 12)


October 11th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Does arthritis affect only those who don't exercise? Experts say sportspersons, dancers and others with high physical activity too are at risk, mainly due to joint injuries.Sprains, ... Read more...

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Now, ears too can be used for airport security ID checks


October 11th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A study has found that just like finger printing, passport photos and eye recognition, our ears too can be scanned at airports to prove our identity.Researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells that do not age created


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture.The discovery could speed development of ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs just got bigger and scarier than thought


October 1st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Dinosaurs have just got a little bit scarier in terms of size. The pre-historic giants were even bigger than the skeletons displayed in museums, with scientists underestimating their ... Read more...

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Dinos ‘considerably taller than previously thought’


October 1st, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri and Ohio University have found that dinosaurs had thick layers of cartilage in their joints, which means they may have been considerably ... Read more...

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