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Cells from cow knee joints to grow new cartilage tissue

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Photo: Pink lump of cartilage [28/01/2016] In an effort to develop a method for cartilage tissue engineering, researchers at Umeå University in Sweden successfully used cartilage cells from cow knee joints. By creating a successful method with conditions conducive to growing healthy cartilage tissue, the findings could help lead to a new treatment cure for osteoarthritis using stem cell-based tissue engineering.Cells from cow knee joints to grow new cartilage tissue - Read more

Robotic arm for Duchenne patients

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Photo: Young man with a robotic aid around his arm [25/01/2016] Researchers from the University of Twente's MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.Robotic arm for Duchenne patients - Read more

Customized Implants cover bones optimally

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Photo: Knee implant [22/01/2016] It may fits, but somewhere it still tweaks. Although a suit off the rack serves its purpose, it is still far from being an ideal solution. With a custom made heart it is different. It is similar with implants. Often patients complain about the fact that those implants feel strange. 3D printing is on the best way to change this. Here, the implants are adapted to the carrier.Customized Implants cover bones optimally - Read more

New generation of synthetic bone grafts created

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Photo: Cross section of a bone [22/12/2015] Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new type of synthetic bone graft that boosts the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.New generation of synthetic bone grafts created - Read more

Infrared thermography supports orthopedic diagnosis

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Photo: Thermografic images of a patient's legs [26/11/2015] Researchers at UPM confirm the usefulness of infrared thermography (IRT) for detection and early diagnosis of orthopedic injuries.Infrared thermography supports orthopedic diagnosis - Read more