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Scientists discover cellular structure that may explain organ rejections

Canadian scientists have discovered a cellular structure that may be responsible for previously unexplained organ transplant rejections. Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre turned their attention to...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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A recent study suggests patients who have low "grit" may have worse functional outcome following rotator cuff surgery. Researchers from the University of North Carolina presented data on 126 patients undergoing rotator cuff repair (RCR)...

source: Medscape

Over the past 2 decades, robotic surgery has grown in urology to become the most common method for surgical management of prostate cancer and more recently for partial nephrectomy. Robotic surgery is also increasingly being applied to renal cancers requiring radical nephrectomy...

source: Urology Times

A sports injury or trauma to cartilage around the knee, hip or shoulder joint can lead to osteoarthritis later in life — or, worse yet, the need for a new joint. So can the wear and tear that comes with age. One day, new drugs and...

source: The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

When a modified surgical technique was used to gently remove sections of leg veins used in coronary artery bypass surgery, the grafts were less likely to become blocked and fewer people had a recurrence of heart-related chest...

source: American Heart Association via MedicalXpress

Chewing gum after heart surgery may kickstart the digestive tract, helping patients feel better and potentially be discharged sooner than those who don't use this generally safe and simple intervention, according to research presented today...

source: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons via EurekAlert!

As one of America's arbiters of cool, fashion designer Marc Jacobs has been the face of many trends. But this July, when the perennial enfant terrible, now 58, revealed in a gleeful Instagram post that he'd had a face-lift, just one day into his postoperative recovery, his...

source: The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

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