Scientists report the discovery of five single letter variants at five different sites in the human genome that impact bone mineral density and predispose to fracturing of bones.
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Variation in several genes that are associated with metabolic and inflammatory regulation also have significant effects on C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division launched the FOOTPRINT PK Suture Anchor, a system used to attach rotator cuff tissue to bone in the shoulder.
Researchers have made a major advance in understanding how bacteria divide.
Researchers have found menstrual blood to be a potentially unlimited, noncontroversial, easily collectable, and inexpensive source for of stem cells for use in regenerative medicine.
Health officials in the U.S. appear to be at loggerheads with Chinese officials over the contamination of the blood-thinning drug Heparin.
Government is taking action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment from another chemical of concern.
NTOCC Advisory Task Force authorized the release of recently developed tools for helping healthcare professionals and organizations address problems inherent in transitioning patients from one level of care to another.
USP Convention announces that it is working with FDA to develop more sensitive methods for detecting contaminants recently found in the widely used blood-thinning drug heparin.
Cryo-Cell International announced results of a study published this month in Cell Transplantation showing that stem cells found in menstrual blood proliferate rapidly and have significant potential to develop into multiple cell types.
Researchers have identified a gene that is responsible for the division and movement of marrow-derived, blood-forming stem cells, a finding that could have major implications for the future of bone marrow and blood cell transplantation.
Botaneco launches second generation oleosome product, Hydresia G2, at the In-Cosmetics 2008 exposition in Amsterdam.
Transplant surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital successfully completed a rare procedure known as a four-way domino paired kidney exchange involving a total of eight patients. The surgery is among the nation's largest paired exchanges and involved four kidney donors and four recipients who underwent simultaneous transplant surgery. The donors were two women and two men, as were the recipients. All are recovering well following surgery, which involved a total of 32 clinicians--six of them surgeons--working between four operating rooms and took more than 10 hours to complete.
A new type of plastic coating made from vapor could lead to better biomedical devices such as stents and catheters that are "bioactive," meaning they can interact with the living cells around them in unique ways.
The PATHFAST rapid point of care system utilizes a chemiluminescent technology combined with a unique magtration separation method that allows this system to report highly accurate results that compare to large platform instruments.
An aging population and a shortage of healthcare workers have driven the development of systems that can monitor patients remotely, process data, and even alert a healthcare worker if there is a problem.
A new product designed to improve the agility, coordination, and reaction speed of athletes has found its way onto Wall Street.
Derma Sciences's study involving MEDIHONEY Wound & Burn Dressing shows that use of the dressings are associated with a reduction in wound size, possibly driven in part by a significant reduction in overall wound pH.
Medicare pays many hospitals and their doctors more than the most efficient and effective health care institutions to treat chronically ill people, yet gets worse results.
A new picture of a genetic parasite isolated from a deep-sea bacterium is helping researchers see how certain specialized segments of RNA escape from their positions in the genome and invade new RNA or DNA.
Researchers have described a possible reason why some studies have been unable to replicate associations between genes and traits.
Verathon is expanding their BladderScan bladder volume instrument product line and confirming their commitment to provide innovative and practical infection control solutions to acute care facilities.
Urinary catheter-related UTIs are estimated to total over 561,000 per year and account for over 40% of all nosocomial infections. According to a recent national study in the American Journal of Medicine, these UTIs, the most common hospital-acquired infection, cost the health care system between $424 million to $451 million annually.
Vaccines are a staple of modern health care. Though each one is complex, the idea behind them is simple: immunity is achieved through exposure to a weak or fragmented bug. The bug rouses the immune system, which, in turn, defeats the invader and fortifies itself in preparation for a later, more vigorous assault.
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices.
Low doses of the toxic gas responsible for the unpleasant odor of rotten eggs can safely and reversibly depress both metabolism and aspects of cardiovascular function in mice, producing a suspended-animation-like state.
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