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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:
Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration
from Journal of Dental Research (subscription)
Craniofacial injuries require a variety of different cell types to repopulate areas of bone, cartilage, tendon, and fat. Mesenchymal stem cells provide a multipotent cell source for tissue engineering of this area, particularly when the cells are delivered via a 3D hydrogel environment. More
Baby Born with Defect Every 30 Seconds in China
from The Epoch Times
A child with a birth defect is born every 30 to 40 seconds in China, according to recent statistics. Leading causes are suspected to be pollution, hereditary conditions, radioactivity, and the older age of mothers. The birth defect rate was 90.78 per 10,000 births in Beijing in 1997, according to the Beijing Bureau of Health. It nearly doubled over the next ten years: by 2008, the birth defect rate was 170.82 per 10,000 births, and is thought to be still increasing. More
Blind Nine Years, Woman Regains Sight After Rare Operation in Miami
from The Miami Herald
Sharron Thornton knows exactly what she wants to do when she gets back home to Smithdale, Miss., in a week or two: "Play cards. Watch TV. Play with my grandbabies. I have seven new grandbabies since I was able to see." More
Seemingly Trivial Ailments Such as a Sore Throat May Mean Cancer
from Channel News Asia
The sign seemed innocuous at first - a sore throat, which L H Sim thought nothing of. But, unlike most sore throats, the discomfort didn't go away. Sim gradually lost his voice and appetite, too, which prompted him to seek medical attention. A biopsy taken from a lump in his throat confirmed the 60-year-old car-cushion manufacturer's worst fears - he had third-stage throat cancer, a type of head and neck cancer. More
Six-member Dental Team Treats 55 Swazi Patients
from U.S. Army
A six-member combined dental team from the Air Force, Army and Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force treated 55 patients during the two-day dental civic assistance project as part of exercise MEDFLAG 09. Three of the four Air Force members are assigned to the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron out of Patrick AFB, Fla. The fourth, Air Force Col. Dean Whitman is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Medical Hall, Texas, and Army Spc. Reginald Lee, 212th Combat Support Hospital dental hygienist out of Vicenza, Italy, is the fifth member of the team. More
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