New Study May Identify Risk Factors for ACL Re-Injury

Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and patient education regarding modifiable risk factors may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear.

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|11-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer With Autografts

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions occur more than 200,000 times a year, but the type of material used to create a new ligament may determine how long you stay in the game, say researchers presenting their work today at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|11-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

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Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine|11-Jul-2014 5:00 AM EDT

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lessen Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice

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Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers.

– Duke Medicine|11-Jul-2014 12:05 AM EDT

New Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit

Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The latest findings call into question previous studies which suggest that consuming light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol (0.6-0.8 fluid ounces/day) may have a protective effect on cardiovascular health.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |10-Jul-2014 7:00 PM EDT

Poetic Imagery Rooted in Research

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Though people might think creative writers rely solely on imagination and emotion, creative writer Christine Stewart says, “any given piece might have a huge variety of research in it.” She sometimes put as much as five hours of research into just one metaphor. “Creative writing scholars argue that anything that takes them out of the realm of imagination is research,” she explains. Her essay, An Archeology of Secrets, won the Briar Cliff Review’s 15th Annual Creative Nonfiction Contest and was selected as a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2012.

– South Dakota State University|10-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Cost of Expensive Medication in Dialysis Catheters May Be Offset by Reduced Complications

• The increased cost of an expensive drug that can prevent clots in dialysis catheters may be offset by lower costs for managing complications. • Additional studies are needed to determine the medication’s long-term cost and effectiveness.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)|10-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

New Method May Allow Breast Cancer Drug to Be Given Through Skin

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Endoxifen, a drug that has proven effective in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, but with serious side-effects, may be delivered effectively through the skin using a new topical drug-delivery system.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|10-Jul-2014 4:35 PM EDT
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