Engineering Could Give Reconstructive Surgery a Facelift

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Using engineering design methods, researchers model custom bone replacement implants for facial reconstruction surgery.

Facial reconstruction patients may soon have the option of custom-made bone replacements optimized for both form and function, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Training Elderly People in Martial Arts Could Cut Their Risk of Injuries from Falls

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Teaching older people martial arts will reduce injury when they fall.

Training older people in martial arts could cut their chances of suffering broken bones or fractures when they fall, according to experts.  Teaching the elderly how to fall properly to minimise damage could yield significant benefits, they believe. 

 

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Experimental Approach May Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis And Osteoporosis

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A newly identified mechanism may keep a well known signaling molecule from eroding bone and inflaming joints — a finding that may yield new treatments for osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Researchers have identified a mechanism that may keep a well known signaling molecule from eroding bone and inflaming joints, according to an early study published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Continue reading… “Experimental Approach May Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis And Osteoporosis”

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