For back, neck pain, artificial disc replacement has cost, outcome advantages over fusion surgery
When physical therapy and drugs fail to relieve back or neck pain, patients often turn to spinal fusion surgery as a last resort, but two new studies show that in certain situations, especially when several discs are involved, ...
Planet Formation in Action? (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using ESOs Very Large Telescope an international team of astronomers has been able to study the short-lived disc of material around a young star that is in the early stages of making ...
All in the family: Lower back disease may be in your genes
Symptomatic lumbar disc disease, a condition caused by degeneration or herniation of the discs of the lower spine, may be inherited, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).
Stem cell therapy -- a future treatment for lower back pain?
Lower back pain affects many people and may be caused by degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae. Treatment for the condition using stem cells may be an alternative to today's surgical procedures. This is the conclusion ...
Swallowing disc batteries can cause severe injury in children
Severe injury to the esophagus can occur after a child swallows a disc battery, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Panasonic to start commercial shipment of 32-nm generation system LSI
Panasonic Corporation has successfully developed a new mass-production technology for leading-edge 32-nm generation system LSIs, and is ready to ship system LSIs (model number: MN2WS0150) based on this technology ...
Sony's game console to show 3-D movies, get wand
(AP) -- Sony's PlayStation 3 game console will work as a Blu-ray disc player for 3-D movies and music videos, not just 3-D games, with a software update download starting Sept. 21.
Sodium MRI gives new insights into detecting osteoarthritis, researchers find
Researchers at New York University have developed an innovative way to look at the development of osteoarthritis in the knee joint—one that relies on the examination of sodium ions in cartilage. Their work, which appears ...
Japan's Sharp to release triple-layer 100 GB Blu-ray disc
Japanese electronics maker Sharp said Friday it will release a recordable Blu-ray disc this month that can store as much as four seasons of a television drama series.
Surprising find may yield new avenue of treatment for painful herniated discs
An immune cell known to cause chronic inflammation in autoimmune disorders has been identified as a possible culprit in low back pain associated with herniated discs, according to doctors at Duke University Medical Center.
Japanese team discovers 'super disc' material
A Japanese research team has found a material that could be used to make a low-price super disc with data storage capacity thousands of times greater than a DVD, the lead scientist said Monday.
Sharp Introduces Eight New LED AQUOS TVs with Built-in Blu-ray Disc Recorder
Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market eight models in the DX Series of LED AQUOS LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Disc recorders (52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch screen sizes).
Diagnosis murder: Study shows supermassive black holes may strip galaxies of life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Black holes have long been beloved of science fiction writers for their destructive capabilities and peculiar ability to warp space time. Now a study led by researchers from The University ...
New research goes against mom's advice that routine lifting is bad for your back
New University of Alberta research disputes advice that routine lifting is bad for your back. Tapio Videman's research found that physical loading, the pressure put on the spine that comes with, for example, frequent lifting, ...