News tagged with replacements

Radiation boost for artificial joints

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries

(AP) -- We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Health
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'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday.

dateApr 03, 2011 in Other
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Attacking bowel cancer on two fronts

Stem cells in the intestine, which when they mutate can lead to bowel cancers, might also be grown into transplant tissues to combat the effects of those same cancers, the UK National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) annual science ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Cancer
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