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Stem cells from jaw bone help repair damaged cartilage

Columbia College of Dental Medicine researchers have identified stem cells that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints. The cells reside within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which articulates the


“Virtual physiotherapist” helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games

A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research. The low-cost invention, called gripAble™, consists of a lightweight


Half of UK doctors planning to practise abroad

Almost half of doctors are looking to move abroad as their current experience of being a doctor is worse than they expected when they graduated, a new BMA study has found.


9–12 July 2017, International bone and enamel tissue science and engineering conference; Leeds

Date: July 9, 2017 Location: University of Leeds The Bone and Enamel Tissue Science and Engineering Conference 2017 will bring together clinicians, practitioners, tissue engineers, laser scientists and engineers to


19 January 2017; MeDe Innovation Annual Conference; Bradford

Date: January 19, 2017 Location: Norcroft Conference Centre, Bradford Returning in 2017, the MeDe Innovation Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to access the latest developments in orthopaedic medical device


Watching stem cells change provides clues to fighting osteoporosis in older women

For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis. One consistent challenge has been observing and monitoring the process through which stem


Promising biomaterial to build better bones with 3-D printing

A Northwestern Engineering research team has developed a 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic biomaterial bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth. This hyperelastic “bone” material, whose


EOS imaging announces exclusive partnership and licensing agreement for virtual patient models

EOS imaging, specialising in 2D/3D orthopaedic medical imaging, have announced an exclusive partnership with French company Anatoscope to combine Anatoscope’s virtual patient models with EOS 2D/3D images and datasets into


US researchers use a single molecule to command stem cells to build new bone

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered an easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue – by feeding them adenosine,


Exercise as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients with knee damage

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients with a meniscal tear, finds a study in The BMJ. The researchers suggest that supervised exercise therapy should be considered