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Friday, July 25, 2014

News Center Recently Identified Molecule Could Lead to New Way to Repair Tendons

It’s an all-too familiar scenario for many people. You sprain your ankle or twist your knee. If you’re an adult, the initial pain is followed by a long road of recovery, with no promise that the torn ligament or tendon will ever regain its full strength.

That’s because tendon and ligament cells in adults produce little collagen, the fibrous protein that is used to build new tendon and ligament tissue. Physical therapy and surgery help, but for many people, there may always be a nagging reminder of the injury.

But what if doctors could coax an injured tendon to regenerate itself back to its original strength? A solution along these lines may come from an unlikely, feathered source. Berkeley Lab scientists have identified a molecule that guides the formation of tendons and ligaments. And they found it in chicken embryos.

Wade Boggs was ahead of his time.

Zach Posted: July 25, 2014 at 01:25 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injury

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rockies OF Gonzalez has tumor removed from finger

‘‘It helps explain some of the things that CarGo’s been dealing with and why that finger kept blowing up on him,’’ Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. ‘‘It helps answer some of the questions we had about him.

I can only imagine how Michael Douglas thinks you get this type of cancer.

 

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 10, 2014 at 11:45 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos gonzalez, injury, medicine, rockies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Royals’ Yordano Ventura will miss as little as one start as MRI finds no ligament damage

“I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoon of himself with his stockings.  “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy.  I am as giddy as a drunken man.  A merry Christmas to everybody!  A happy New Year to all the world!  Hallo here!  Whoop!  Hallo!”

Zach Posted: May 27, 2014 at 05:33 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, royals

Monday, May 26, 2014

KC’s Ventura exits with lateral elbow discomfort

KANSAS CITY—Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Monday night’s game with what was described as lateral elbow discomfort.

He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday in an effort to determine the severity of the problem. Any elbow irregularity, of course, is cause for concern, especially in light of the recent increase of Tommy John surgeries.

Zach Posted: May 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, royals

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The SportsXchange: Monday a big day for Yankees ailing OF Beltran

Carlos could use a few more 5-hour Energy drinks.

Monday appears to be decision day for Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Beltran, currently on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow,
will reportedly take some test swings on Monday to gauge progress in his recovery.

If pain persists surgery may be required. And the 37-year-old veteran could be out
until late July.

“We’ll kind of keep our fingers cross for Monday and how that goes and go from
there,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “They told us if there was surgery, it would
be eight-to-10 weeks. I’m assuming it’s from the time he has surgery.”

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos beltran, injury, old coot, yankees

Friday, March 07, 2014

Doug Fister injury: Nationals righty has elbow inflammation, MRI

This would be a big blow for the Nats.

SoCalDemon Posted: March 07, 2014 at 04:21 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, nationals, trade value

 

 

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