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Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

In this photo issued by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and taken in April 2014, Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory in Winston Salem, N.C. Scientists report in two separate studies they have made vaginas and part of the nose, providing more evidence that growing organs in the laboratory is possible. Researchers have previously made windpipes, bladders, tear ducts and other organs in the lab. The two latest papers were published online Friday April 11, 2014 in the journal, Lancet. (AP Photo/WFBMC Photography)

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient’s own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like [...]

First Patient In US To Receive MRI Scan In Clinical Study Of MRI-Compatible Pacemaker

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to conduct an MRI scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible pacemaker – a breakthrough because metal implants often exclude patients from this imaging because of the strong magnetic force. Cardiothoracic surgeon Raymond Schaerf, MD, implanted the Accent MRI™ Pacemaker and [...]

Ex-NBA Pro’s Ortho Med Device Invention A Marketplace Slam Dunk

JBIT MedPro device designed to aid in the relief of chronic shoulder, back, hip, knee, joint and sciatica pain.
Source: JB3 Innovations

Rapid sales, market share and corporate growth reported for ‘JBIT MedPro’—a medical device company led by former pro-athlete turned successful CEO, Jonathan Bender; Ex-NBA player’s clinically-proven invention provides relief of chronic shoulder, back, hip, knee, joint and sciatica pain when used alone or as complement to formal medical rehabilitation, physical therapy, and fitness regimens. JB3 [...]

New Combination Drug Therapy Proves Very Effective In Hepatitis C Treatments

Treatment options for the 170 million people worldwide with chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are evolving rapidly, although the available regimens often come with significant side effects. Two multi-center clinical trials led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center show promise for a new option that could help lead to both an increase in patients cured [...]

Student Inventors Win More Than $71,000 At Bench-to-Bedside Competition

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve modern medicine. Winning teams [...]