arthritis

Bursitis of the Knee

The pes anserine bursa is a small lubricating sac between the tibia and the hamstring muscle. Bursitis of the knee occurs when constant friction on the bursa causes it to become inflamed. Overuse of the hamstrings, especially in athletes and runners, is a common cause of this. Improper training and uphill running can also contribute … Continued

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Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella, more commonly known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, is the abnormal softening of the cartilage under the kneecap that causes pain in the front of the knee. The kneecap is normally pulled over the end of the femur in a straight line by the quadriceps. Chondromalacia patella results from the degeneration of cartilage, due … Continued

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The Fountain of Youth

Article by investorideas.com Jan. 26, 2016 Aubrey de Grey a biomedical gerontologist, predicted that the first person to live to a thousand has already been born. According to de Grey the key may lie in the field of regenerative medicine. The Webster dictionary defines biological regeneration as “the restoration or the growth by an organism … Continued

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stem cell therapy

Annual Stem Cell Event

Article by Melanie Wong, VailDaily.com Jan. 25, 2016 Much has changed in the past decade in the world of stem-cell therapy, and on Thursday, the Vail Symposium will host a panel of experts at the forefront of this field. In partnership with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, Stem Cells: Exploring the Research Perspective … Continued

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arthritis

Arthritis In Your Knee

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more of your joints. The most common type of arthritis to occur in the knee is osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease that slowly wears away joint cartilage, causing the bones in the knee joint to rub together, ultimately resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness, and a decreased ability … Continued

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articular cartilage injuries

Damage To Articular Cartilage In The Hip

Articular cartilage is found in the hip, between the femur and the hip socket, allowing the bones to smoothly glide over each other. Due to wear and tear or overuse, it can tear or become damaged. Articular cartilage injuries often occur in conjunction with other hip injuries. Symptoms of damaged articular cartilage typically include pain … Continued

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adult stem cell therapy

MS Patients Receive Stem Cells Treatment

Article by: Fergus Walsh, BBC News Jan. 18, 2016 UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing “remarkable” improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. In MS the protective layer surrounding nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord – known as myelin – becomes damaged. The immune system … Continued

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What $20 Million Will Mean For Stem Cell Research

Article by The Canadian Press Jan. 13, 2016 The federal government will provide $20 million to the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine to help establish a stem-cell therapy development facility in Toronto. “Regenerative medicine is the future and not only is it the future, it’s a branch of medicine that Canada and the province … Continued

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osteoarthritis

Are You Suffering From Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes pain or swelling in the body’s joints. Most commonly, it is caused by nothing more than the wear and tear of aging, but may also be caused by injury, genetic defects, or from being overweight. Osteoarthritis of the hip can be difficult to diagnose due to the different … Continued

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failed back surgery syndrome

Compressed or Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerves occur when there is compression on a nerve as a result of repetitive motions or the body (or extremities) being held in one place for a long period of time. This condition commonly develops from a herniated disc. Inflammation or pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine may cause neck or low … Continued

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