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3D Printed Tissue Offers Viable Option for Tracheal Reconstruction

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction.

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Unique Aortic Aneurysm Repair Shows Promise

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A novel, minimally invasive approach appears safe for treating life-threatening aneurysms that occur in the deepest part of the aorta, making it easier for surgeons to repair the aorta without opening the chest and easier for patients to recover

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Novel Simulation Model Improves Training Experience for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

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A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with “real-life” experience without compromising patient safety

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Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery Increase Risk of Pneumonia

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Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia

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Gene May Open Door for Improved Keloid, Scar Treatment

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Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have identified a gene that may offer a better understanding of how keloid scars develop and potentially open the door to improved treatment for the often painful, itchy and tender scars. The study is the first to demonstrate that an altered AHNAK gene may have a significant biological role in keloid development.

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Experts Share Advances in Neural Interventions for Chronic Conditions

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The International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress in Montreal June 6 - 11, 2015 features traditional and cutting-edge ways to address chronic disease through interfacing with the body’s nervous system.

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Endocrine Society Announces 2015 Laureate Award Winners

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The Endocrine Society today announced it has selected 14 accomplished endocrinologists as winners of the organization’s prestigious 2015 Laureate Awards.

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New Study Shows High Vitamin D Levels Increases Survival of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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According to a new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin. Those findings were reported today at the 2015 American Society of Cancer Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco.

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News Media Registration Open for ENDO 2015: The 97th Annual Meeting & EXPO in San Diego, CA

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Members of the media can now register to attend the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo. The event featuring the latest advances in hormone health and science will be held in San Diego March 5-8, 2015.

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3 San Antonio Studies Target Androgen in Breast Cancer

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"We're on the cusp of a major revolution in the way we treat breast cancer," says University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, Jennifer Richer, PhD.