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Article ID: 713041

What Do They Mean by 'Stem Cells'? Recommended Guidelines for Reporting on Cell Therapies

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Cell therapies including so-called "stem cells" are increasingly being marketed and used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders – despite questions about these treatments and their effectiveness. A new tool for standardizing communication about cell therapies is presented in the May 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713033

Loyola Medicine Performs its 1,000th Lung Transplant

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine’s groundbreaking lung transplant program has reached a major new milestone by performing its 1,000th lung transplant. Loyola has performed more than twice as many lung transplants as all other transplant centers in the state combined.

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16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713037

3D-Printed 'Hyperelastic Bone' May Help Generate New Bone for Skull Reconstruction

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone – readily produced by 3D-printing – could offer a powerful new tool for use in reconstructing skull defects, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713036

Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing 'Brazilian Butt Lift'

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A new anatomic study highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular "Brazilian butt lift" – a procedure using the patient's own fat to augment and improve the appearance of the buttocks. The study appears in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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16-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712855

Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery.

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14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712786

Earlier, More Frequent Removal of Some Pancreatic Cysts May Decrease Cancer Risk for Some Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

By analyzing medical records of 901 adults who had surgery for a certain type of precancerous pancreatic cyst, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Karolinska Institute in Sweden have updated parameters for an anatomical “marker” that can tell more precisely if these cysts are likely to develop into lethal pancreatic cancers.

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14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712802

ICRA 2019 preview: bots, drones and neural nets

University of California San Diego

From ways to improve long-distance surgery techniques to better ways to get robots to work with humans in manufacturing settings and to a testing platform for UAVs, engineers at the University of California San Diego will make strong showing at the 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 20 to 24 in Montreal, Canada.

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14-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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    9-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712177

Stem Cell Scientists Clear Another Hurdle in Creating Transplant Arteries

Morgridge Institute for Research

Recent work highlights a better way to grow smooth muscle cells, one of the two cellular building blocks of arteries, from pluripotent stem cells. This research is part of an effort to create artery banks — similar to blood banks common today — with readily-available material to replace diseased arteries during surgery.

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3-May-2019 5:05 AM EDT

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