Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis
Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.
Research suggests new cause to blame for spinal muscular atrophy
UNC scientists have discovered that a commonly held assumption is wrong and that a separate role of the SMN gene – still not completely elucidated -- is likely responsible for the disease’s manifestations.
Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of torn shoulder tend...
CHAPEL HILL -- New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that treatment with anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of massive or recurrent tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendons.
Some popular non-aspirin pain drugs may slow tendon healing, new st...
CHAPEL HILL -- Some popular anti-inflammatory drugs slow tendon healing in laboratory animals when taken immediately after surgery, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.