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Addition of growth factors to unique system helps new bone formation

August 29, 2019

The development of new bone can be a multistep process: first, stem cells differentiate into cartilage cells. Next,…
Resilient shark spines may inform treatment for human bone disease

August 20, 2019

Sharks don’t only have powerful jaws. They also have enviably strong spines. Their spines constantly flex when they…
3D-printed tissues may keep athletes in action

April 2, 2019

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to…
Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’

January 14, 2019

Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered,…
A New Option to Rescue Knee Cartilage

January 7, 2019

New clinical trial is evaluating a next-generation approach to replacing damaged knee cartilage with healthy cartilage cultivated from…
Potential arthritis treatment prevents cartilage breakdown

November 29, 2018

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States.…
Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans

September 25, 2018

A decade-long effort led by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists has been rewarded with the identification of the human…
Engineered cartilage template to heal broken bones

March 21, 2018

A team of UConn Health researchers has designed a novel, hybrid hydrogel system to help address some of…
Protein that prevents further cartilage damage

February 13, 2018

There may be a protein in the body that hinders cartilage degradation in patients with a torn anterior…
Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

November 16, 2017

The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces…
Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

August 18, 2017

The collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, so the ordered arrangement in collagen molecules of…
3-D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implanted

March 23, 2017

Swedish researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live…
QMRI Sees Cartilage Damage Before It’s Too Late

November 7, 2016

One in 20 adults suffers from osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the joints. But early signs…
3-D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink

June 27, 2016

Strands of cow cartilage substitute for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage…
Sore knees? Solving meniscus micro-structure could improve treatments

February 21, 2016

Enlargement of non-fibrous patches discovered in meniscus fibrocartilage may be linked to disease processes Knee injuries are among…
Tissue fluid flow can reveal onset of osteoarthritis

February 16, 2016

Reflecting the overall structural alterations in the tissue, changes in the flow of interstitial fluid in articular cartilage…
Effective osteoarthritis therapy with nucleic acid medicine

January 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that in-joint delivery of a transcription factor messenger RNA (mRNA)…
New work on knee cartilage structure to aid better replacements and injury treatments

January 10, 2016

Penn and Delaware team’s study illuminates the mechanics and biology of natural and engineered tissue Fibrocartilage tissue in…
Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

November 25, 2015

A discovery by Cornell bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis…
Studying kangaroo cartilage could help human treatment

September 12, 2015

Tests on kangaroo shoulder joints reveal how shoulder and knee cartilage behaves differently — which could lead to…
Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis

July 17, 2015

Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar…
Stem cell researchers reveal genetic blueprint for cartilage

July 9, 2015

Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people…
Transcriptional mechanisms governing cartilage formation

July 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have identified modes of Sox9 action during cartilage formation by analyzing big…
Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

May 16, 2015

Advance in 3-D printing could have broad applications An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points…
Team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

May 4, 2015

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical…
Scientists developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

April 29, 2015

Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college…
Rheumatism Patient Initiates Concert Against Rheumatism With Self-Made Violins

April 29, 2015

As a result of rheumatism, amateur violinist Joke Bleumink was no longer able to play the violin and…
Scaffold-free iPS cell-based hyaline cartilage for joint repair

February 26, 2015

Cranky knees and other joint pains are normal in the elderly and sometimes even in the young. While…
Making lab-grown tissues stronger

October 31, 2014

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage,…
From Nose to Knee: Engineered Cartilage Regenerates Joints

August 28, 2014

Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University…
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