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Preventing infections in spinal cord injuries

New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found a potential therapeutic strategy to prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries. This research, published online in


Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration

Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was conducted as part of an American-Russian neurosurgery collaboration led by


Operating theatres are wasting two hours a day

NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better, a new study suggests. The research, which looked at data from 2016, found


New drug hope for rare bone cancer patients

Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University College London Cancer Institute


Irish eyes were smiling on EUROSPINE 2017

Dublin welcomed EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, for its 19th annual meeting, taking place from 11-13 October, 2017   The local hosts Ciaran Bolger and Frank Dowling welcomed a


Bioengineering could be a viable alternative to open feotal repair for spina bifida

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently discovered a promising alternative to open feotal surgery for spina bifida repair. Ahmed Marwan, feotal surgeon


Genetic clues to spinal stenosis

A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces


Surgery: Sticking instead of stitching

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in surgery in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue