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Article ID: 720899

Dr. Joshua Jacobs Elected Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Rush University Medical Center

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, William A. Hark, MD and Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, has been elected as Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term.

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16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Article ID: 720452

While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Osteoarthritis can produce joint pain and stiffness sufficient to limit and even prohibit the performance of everyday tasks. It becomes more common with age, once it starts it typically gets worse and there’s no known cure. But there are therapies that can relieve pain and maintain joint function.

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10-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT

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Arthritis, Bone Health,

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Newswise: Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

Article ID: 720456

Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers at Duke Health found.

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9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720300

Experimental Growth Factor Drug Shows Promise for Slowing Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

University of Maryland Medical Center

A new experimental growth factor therapy appears to prevent a worsening of osteoarthritis by increasing the thickness of cartilage in the knee joint and preventing further loss, according to results from an early clinical trial that were published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation in Producing Spinal Fusion
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Article ID: 719946

The Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation in Producing Spinal Fusion

Journal of Neurosurgery

Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on the effect of electrical stimulation therapies on spinal fusion. They found significant improvement overall in the rates of bone fusion following a course of electrical stimulation in preclinical and clinical studies.

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1-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers discover critical process for how breast cancer spreads in bones

Article ID: 720302

Researchers discover critical process for how breast cancer spreads in bones

University of Notre Dame

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have identified a pair of proteins believed to be critical for spreading, or metastasizing, breast cancer to bone.

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7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Bone filler device accelerates bone healing in difficult cases

Article ID: 720268

Bone filler device accelerates bone healing in difficult cases

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New approach may boost the bone repair impaired by old age or cancer treatment.

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7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720270

Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers, using a method called genome-wide association study, have illuminated the genetic underpinnings of high serum urate, the blood condition that brings on gout.

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