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Abnormal bone formation after trauma explained and reversed in mice

Findings implicate a specific type of immune cell behind heterotopic ossification and present a potential target for treatment. Hip replacements, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, blast injuries, traumatic brain injuries

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Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off

An inexpensive programme to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research

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An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice