Them bones them bones them dry bones – and how to help repair them

THIS BLOG IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOCAST ON SPOTIFY People say that with age comes wisdom, kindness and confidence. What they usually don’t say is that it also comes with aches and pains and problems we didn’t have when we were younger. For example, as we get older our bones get thinner and more … Continue reading Them bones them bones them dry bones – and how to help repair them

Stem cells used to promote quick and precise bone healing

Although some broken bones can be mended with the help of a cast, others require more complex treatments. Bone grafts, which can come from the patient’s own body or a donor, are used to transplant bone tissue to the injury site. However, these procedures can have setbacks such as increased recovery time and chronic pain. … Continue reading Stem cells used to promote quick and precise bone healing

A new approach to a deadly childhood cancer

THIS BLOG IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO CAST Cancers of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes (also called hematologic malignancies) are the most common form of cancer in children and young adults. Current treatments can be effective but can also pose life-threatening health risks to the child. Now researchers at Stanford have developed … Continue reading A new approach to a deadly childhood cancer

New hydrogel developed could aid in therapies to generate bones in head and neck

When most people think of mussels, what immediately comes to mind might be a savory seafood dish or favorite seafood restaurant. But to Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia and his team of researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry, it’s the ability that mussels have to stick to wet surfaces that is of particular interest. Partially inspired … Continue reading New hydrogel developed could aid in therapies to generate bones in head and neck

Study shows reduction in brain injury after stroke patients were treated with their own stem cells

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and serious long-term disability and affects nearly 800,000 Americans a year, with someone in the U.S. suffering a stroke every 40 seconds. Roughly 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, meaning that a clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Unfortunately 90% of those who suffer an … Continue reading Study shows reduction in brain injury after stroke patients were treated with their own stem cells

Researchers discover how to steer stem cells to regenerate cartilage in joints

Cartilage is a flexible, connective tissue in our joints that is important for cushioning our bones against impacts. This cartilage deteriorates as we age due to normal wear and tear and in some instances excessive damage or a deteriorating disease. The deterioration of cartilage is also the primary cause of joint pain and arthritis, which … Continue reading Researchers discover how to steer stem cells to regenerate cartilage in joints