Injectable ‘bone spackling’: A cell therapy approach to heal complex fractures

Large, complex bone wounds are hard for doctors and patients alike to contend with. They often require grafts and multiple surgeries. Jan Stegemann, a University of Michigan professor of biomedical engineering, is reprogramming adult cells from bone marrow so that they can be injected directly into a wound and grow into bone. The marrow-derived cells are known as progenitor cells, […]

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No One Rocks a Princess Dress Like Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Luna: Pics

Goals! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter, Luna, loves a good princess dress and adorably rocks them on the regular. Luna’s passion for royal fashion all started with her first Halloween. The little one, who arrived in April 2016, rocked more than a handful of costumes her first time celebrating the holiday. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model kicked the spooky day […]

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To assess a cell’s health, follow the glucose

A new spectroscopic technique reveals that glucose use in live cells provides valuable information about the functional status of cells, tissues, and organs. Shifts in a cell’s use of glucose can signal changes in health and progress of disease. How a cell uses glucose has long been a window on overall health. However, existing glucose-imaging tools have only been able […]

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How to create a diet that lowers your cholesterol

(HealthDay)—Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don’t have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even better, some foods can help lower your blood cholesterol level. Walnuts have healthy unsaturated fats that help lower LDL—that’s the unhealthy type of cholesterol. Almonds, hazelnuts […]

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Rapid spread of a meningitis bacteria linked to hypermutable sequences helping avoidance of the immune system

An enhanced potential to avoid the human immune system has been found in recent serogroup W isolates of Neisseria meningitidis by University of Leicester researchers, which may explain in part why the strain spread so rapidly among young people in 2013. The study, published last week in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, saw researchers from Leicester, the University of Nottingham […]

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A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers at the University of Michigan Health […]

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