Tag Archives: Tissue

NIH researchers discover gene for rare disease of excess bone tissue growth

What Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a second gene that causes melorheostosis, a rare group of conditions involving an often painful and disfiguring overgrowth of bone tissue. The gene, SMAD3, is part of a pathway that regulates cell development and growth. The researchers are now working to develop an animal model with… Read More »

Carbon Nanotube Fibers as Electrical Bridges for Damaged Heart Tissue

Damaged heart tissue, as a result of a myocardial infarct, is not only a problem because it weakens overall cardiac function but also because it no longer conducts electricity well enough to effectively propagate the heart’s signals. Arrhythmias are a common result of this, and although there are drugs that can help some patients, the… Read More »

Hologic Releases Trident HD Specimen Radiography System for Breast Tissue Analysis

May 3rd, 2019 Editors Pathology, Radiology, Surgery Hologic is releasing its Trident HD specimen radiography system for use in stereotactic breast biopsies and for verifying tumor margins during breast-conserving surgeries. It has regulatory clearances in the United States and Europe, where it is now being made available. Such devices are typically used within the surgical… Read More »