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Super-hard metal that is FOUR times tougher than titanium could mean hip replacements will last forever

Titanium is used for artificial knee and hip joints because it is so tough, but now scientists have come up with something even better.<p>A lab-made …

Researchers develop a mRNA-based gene therapy for osteoarthritis

Researchers have established a new therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis, in which messenger RNA was directly introduced into the joint to …

'Living' cartilage grown using stem cells could prevent hip replacement surgery

An alternative to hip replacement surgery may be in sight. In the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, researchers reveal how it may be …

Engineering a second skin

Smart Hydrogel Draws Special Repair Cells to Fix Broken Cartilage

The confocal image shows chondrogenic progenitor cells migrating into the cartilage injury site in response to the stromal cell-derived factor …

IIT team offers a cheap, painless treatment for osteoarthritis

Liquid material is injected into joints, which then forms a gel-like meshwork, allows cartilage cells to grow.<p>Written by | Mumbai |<p>A team from …

‘Microcapsules’ Could Heal Damaged Cartilage

A new microcapsule delivery system developed by British researchers could reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and even reverse damage to …

University of London

3D Printed Spacer Could Improve Hip Replacement Surgery

Every year, around a million people worldwide undergo a hip replacement operation and most patients experience significant relief from pain and …

Bone Stem Cells Regenerate Bone, Cartilage in Mice

Osteoarthritis is a common condition seen in older people in which the tissue between joints becomes worn down, causing severe pain. In what could be …

Regrowing Cartilage Could Be The Answer For People Suffering From Osteoarthritis In Knees

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — There’s a glimmer of hope for some of the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees.<p>Researchers have …

Is osteoarthritis an inflammatory disorder? New thinking gets clinical test - Scope

Osteoarthritis sort of comes with the territory of aging. If you live long enough, you'll probably get it.<p>For those fortunate enough not to have a …

Stem Cells Can Repair Osteoarthritis Damage Via Microscaffolding

A bioengineering professor at the <b>University of Texas, Arlington</b> is the recipient of a $1.04 million grant from the <b>United States Army</b> to fund his work …

Gene may change the way people are treated for osteoarthritis

Western researchers could be bringing pain relief and a new treatment to people with osteoarthritis, after discovering a game-changing gene.<p>The gene …

Researchers Discover Off Switch for Ageing Cells

Researchers have discovered a switch that helps control the growth of telomeres -- the timekeepers of our cells. Flipping the switch could turn off …

4 Million Estimated Annual Human Implants by 2030

If you’ve ever bought a wedding dress, or know someone who has, you learn quickly that it is difficult to purchase something that fits perfectly …

The $1 Million Race For The Cure To End Aging

The hypothesis is so absurd it seems as though it popped right off the pages of a science-fiction novel. Some scientists in Palo Alto are offering a $1 million prize to anyone who can end aging. “Based on the rapid rate of biomedical breakthroughs, we believe the question is not <i>if</i> we can crack the …

This 3D Printed Vertebra Is A Huge Step Forward For Medicine

Now, for the first time in history, medical researchers have used this transformative technology to replace an essential bone in the spine of a 12-year-old Chinese boy.<p>"This is the first use of a 3D printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world," said the surgeon behind …

Mayo Clinic

Implantable Scaffold Regenerates Lost Bone

A new implantable tissue scaffold plastered with multiple growth factors can help regenerate bone tissue that looks and behaves like the original. So …

National Academy of Sciences

New mechanism of joint destruction grinds away healthy cartilage, worsens osteoarthritis

Pain

IntelliCell BioSciences Files Pre-IND With FDA for Osteoarthritis Lead by Dr. James Andrews

NEW YORK, NY, Aug 01, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. ("IntelliCell" or the "Company") (otcqb:SVFC), a regenerative …

Stem cell trial hope for osteoarthritis sufferers

''I felt like I wanted to give it a go,'' she said of the trial.<p>Her participation, as a hip patient, is a one-off, in that the greater part of the …

Osteoarthritis

Ground breaking hip and stem cell surgery completed using 3D-printed implant

Doctors and scientists have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D-printed implant and bone stem cell graft. The 3D printed hip, made from …

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Shows Promise In Early Trial

Adrie Reinders had been active his whole life, even completing the New York City Marathon 19 years ago at age 50. But as years went by, osteoarthritis in his left knee became increasingly worse. By age 65, so much cartilage had been lost in his knee that he was unable to walk more than a quarter of …

Stem Cell Printing Could End Osteoarthritis Pain

Scientists at the University of Pittsburg have developed a new 3D printing technique that can replace cartilage in patients suffering from …

3D bioprinting of stem cell structures could combat osteoarthritis

The human knee is a complex and problematic joint. I think it’s fair to say that it hasn’t adapted well to our greatly expanded life expectancy and …

3D Bioprinting

York researchers to develop better therapies for osteoarthritis by rejuvenating old stem cells

A research team have been awarded £190,158 from the medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to carry out a three-year study to investigate how …

Stem Cells

Sprifermin reduces cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Pain

'Grow your own' hip replacements in a decade

‘Grow your own’ hip replacements could become available within a decade, according to British scientists working on a new type of prosthetic that would become an organic part of the body.<p>Rather than being given metal and ceramic hip replacements, which wear out, patients would receive an implant …

New theory on genesis of osteoarthritis comes with successful therapy in mice

In the future, joint replacement surgery might be avoidable<p>Scientists at Johns Hopkins have turned their view of osteoarthritis (OA) inside out. …