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  • NASA Says A Thigh Bone Was Not Found on Mars

    08/25/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 52 replies
    Weather.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Laura Dattaro
    An image from the Curiosity rover that some people thought showed a “thigh bone” on Mars is just a photo of a weathered rock, according to NASA. The photo shows the dirt-covered surface of Mars littered with bits of rock, one of which is elongated in a shape similar to a leg bone. The image was first picked up on a UFO blog, Space.com reports, purporting to show evidence of past alien life on the planet. The claim got so much attention that NASA released the photo with an official explanation — saying the object did look like a thigh...
  • Rapid prototyping lab, 3-D models help MU orthopaedic surgeons perform complex procedures

    01/30/2014 12:27:46 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Using 3-dimensional printing technology at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, MU Health Care orthopaedic surgeons are able hold an exact replica of a patient's bone in their hands before ever walking into the operating room. The bone models help MU surgeons to carefully plan complex spine and joint procedures before surgery, reducing time in the O.R. "As a spine surgeon, I find this 3-D modeling capability is useful in procedures to correct extreme spinal deformities, such as abnormal curvatures of the spine," said Craig Kuhns, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. "For...
  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • USAF Photo of the Day: The BONE

    01/23/2012 8:28:18 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 30 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | May 27, 2008 | USAF Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway
    Somewhere over Afghanistan. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060917.htm (medium, large, huge) The Photographer Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, United States Air Force  
  • B-1 On Display At Selfridge Air Show

    08/19/2011 2:49:09 AM PDT · by equaviator · 32 replies
    Source Newspapers ^ | August 16, 2011
    Able to carry the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the B-1B Lancer is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. A B-1B is scheduled to both fly and be on static display at the 2011 Selfridge Air Show and Open House, Aug. 20-21 at the base. The highly-versatile and multi-mission capable B-1 is in high demand in support of operations around the world. "This is an awesome opportunity to see the Lancer up close and personal," said Lt. Col. Phillip Sheridan, vice wing commander of the 127th Wing, which is based at...
  • Air Force releases details of 24-hour Libya mission from Ellsworth

    08/05/2011 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:45 pm | Nick Penzenstadler
    ... As the ice and snow fell on March 27, two B-1s took off during a snow and ice storm. The two bombers flew east across the United States and over international waters. Flying with the wind, the jets required four mid-air refuelings to reach Libya. Hart said the crews flew over water after leaving the U.S. "Whenever we fly a military aircraft over another country's airspace you need a diplomatic clearance," Hart said. "The clearances take time we didn't have, and there's less visibility if you're not flying over someone's country." After dropping the first wave of bombs, the...
  • In War With Iran, B-1s Would Be Vital

    11/22/2010 8:26:53 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/22/2010 | David Wood
    <p>A U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear weapons facilities might look just like this: a B-1bomber lancing along just above the desert floor at 900 feet per second, ducking behind mountains and beneath ridgelines to hide from enemy radar, carrying a bellyful of 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs.</p>
  • B-1 carries record-setting missile load

    09/10/2010 8:03:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    U.S. Air Force ^ | September 10, 2010 | Tech. Sgt. Robert Wollenberg
    B-1 carries record-setting missile load 07:01 GMT, September 10, 2010 DYESS AFB, Texas | A Dyess Air Force Base B-1B Lancer carried a full load of 24 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missiles on a flight over the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 7 -- a first for the B-1 and AGM-158. "The mission was a success," said Maj. Brian Owen, the chief of wing weapons and tactics. "Everything went as planned, and we can verify that the B-1B can in fact operate its full capacity of JASSMs." The purpose of the flight was to ensure maintainers, ammo and munitions Airmen and...
  • B-1B Lancer Fleet To the Boneyard?

    06/24/2010 11:51:30 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 6/24/2010 | Greg Grant
    Back to the Title 10 side of the house for a moment; the Air Force Council meets today to consider further cuts in aircraft to meet aggressive savings targets laid out by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. One option on the table: early retirement of all 66 B-1B Lancer bombers (the last delivery of which came back in 1988). Force structure cuts might also extend to the air arm’s much cherished but currently under-utilized fighter force. The service already plans to early retire 250 fighters this year, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said last month; gone are 112 F-15s, 134 F-162,...
  • Rare opportunity...I have my own bone fragment...to what end shall I use it?

    05/03/2010 3:52:56 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 35 replies · 613+ views
    May 3, 2010 | Scarpetta
    I had a piece of bone work its way through my gums after a tooth extraction. How can I use it to pin a murder on someone?
  • B-1 adapts, remains effective after 25 years

    04/27/2010 9:33:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 49 replies · 1,093+ views
    AF News Service ^ | 4/26/2010 | Janie Santos
    The non-nuclear B-1 Lancer has adapted from a strategic mission to a close-air support role, and will continue to play an effective part in today's fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to leaders here. While the remaining bombers in the Air Force inventory transferred to Air Force Global Strike Command, the B-1 has become the go-to airframe when combatant commanders want a show of force or support for ground troops. "The predominance of what we are doing right now in theater is close-air support; non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and armed overwatch" said Col. Charlie Catoe, 7th Operations Group commander....
  • Boneheaded idea: Giving Fido a bone

    04/22/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 785+ views
    hostednews ^ | JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON — If they only knew, dogs from coast to coast might be howling over this advice from the government. The Food and Drug Administration issued a reminder to consumers Wednesday to toss out bones from their meals rather than feed them to their pets. "Some people think it's safe to give dogs large bones, like those from a ham or a roast," said Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA. "Bones are unsafe no matter what their size." The FDA spelled out 10 reasons it's a bad idea to give doggie a real...
  • More Wisdom from Sowell

    09/21/2009 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 8 replies · 785+ views
    Thomas Sowell column | 9/21/09 | Thomas Sowell
    "Many years ago, as a small child, I was told one of those old-fashioned fables for children. It was about a dog with a bone in his mouth, who was walking on a log across a stream. The dog looked down into the water and saw his reflection. He thought it was another dog with a bone in his mouth -- and it seemed to him that the other dog's bone was bigger than his. He decided that he was going to take the other dog's bone away and opened his mouth to attack. The result was that his own...
  • Dog Robs Store for Bone On Christmas (hilarious)

    12/26/2008 3:39:32 PM PST · by TLI · 23 replies · 1,397+ views
    KSL TV ^ | Dec 25, 2008 | KSL TV
    Ya just gotta see this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anDvU530g2o
  • VIDEO: Canine shoplifter (Dog swipes bone in Utah store)

    12/26/2008 4:03:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies · 2,757+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 25, 2008
    A shoplifting dog leaves store employees scratching their heads. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports. (Video at link.)
  • Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

    08/31/2008 12:34:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones display a gradual change from bone to softer tissue rather than the sudden shift of previously developed artificial tissue, providing better integration with the body and allowing them to handle weight more successfully. The research appears in the August 26, 2008, edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "One of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine is to have a graded continuous interface, because anatomically...
  • Stem cells may help bone healing

    06/27/2008 8:56:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 89+ views
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | 06.26.08 | M.K. Ayers
    A recent medical breakthrough at UNC may help thousands every year whose broken bones do not heal.  Researchers who transplanted adult mouse stem cells into mice with fractured bones showed that the cells could help heal the fractures. Anna Spagnoli, associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering at UNC and senior author of the study, said it was meant to determine whether adult stem cells could be used to improve the healing tissue at a fractured site and whether the cells went directly to the injury once transplanted.  She said that as a pediatrician, she has worked with children...
  • Rag And Bone Cup Dates To 300BC

    05/27/2008 3:21:27 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 144+ views
    Rag and bone cup dates to 300BC Last Updated: 9:40PM BST 27/05/2008 The grandson of a rag and bone man who acquired a small metal cup is in line for a windfall after discovering it is a pure gold vessel dating back to the third or fourth century BC. A rag and bone man gave his grandson the pure gold vessel, which is from the third or fourth century BC The piece could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The 5½ in cup, believed to be from the Achaemenid empire, has two female faces looking in opposite directions, their...
  • Face of Defense: Sailor to Meet Bone Marrow Donation’s Recipient (Get Tissues)

    05/02/2008 6:02:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 149+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2008 – When he’s in Cincinnati tomorrow to receive an award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a senior enlisted sailor will meet the girl whose life he saved with a bone marrow donation. Navy Chief Petty Officer Willie H. Corey, a submarine fire control technician, will be recognized for his participation in the National Marrow Donor Program. Corey, a native of Newport News, Va., has been a donor on the NMDP’s registry since fall 2006. "When I found out that the potential recipient was a little girl, it was a no-brainer to donate; I have a...
  • Mystery Bone Found on Peruvian Bus

    03/31/2008 9:14:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 649+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 28 Mar 2008 | Victoria Jaggard
    A suspicious package found on a bus in Peru turned out to contain a mysterious and massive animal jawbone, officials announced on Tuesday. Police who investigated the bus's cargo hold said they noticed the package because it had no identifying marks and was oddly heavy. "They were worried about its weight, opened it, and found the fossil," Kleber Jimenez, a local police officer, told the Reuters news service. Pablo de la Vera Cruz, an archaeologist at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, initially identified the 19-pound (8.6-kilogram) jawbone via police photos as perhaps belonging to a Triceratops, according...
  • B1 Bomber Strikes direct hit on Taliban Position

    11/09/2007 8:59:42 PM PST · by monkeycard · 55 replies · 156+ views
    British Troops call in B1 assistance with a direct hit...
  • Lower Vitamin D Levels, More Hip Fractures

    09/21/2007 3:28:49 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 216+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-21-2007
    Lower vitamin D levels, more hip fractures HONOLULU, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher found an increased risk of hip fractures in women with low levels of vitamin D. Jane Cauley of the University of Pittsburgh evaluated patient data on 400 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study Cohort, who had experienced hip fracture. "The risk of hip fractures was 77 percent higher among women whose 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels were at the lowest concentrations,"Cauley said in a statement. "This effect persisted even when we adjusted for other risk factors such as body mass index, family history...
  • Skeletal Discovery Bone Cells Affect Metabolism

    09/12/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 17 replies · 580+ views
    Science News ^ | August 11, 2007 | Patrick Barry
    If your blood glucose is out of whack, the problem may be in your bones. New research in mice shows that bone cells exert a surprising influence on how the body regulates sugar, energy, and fat. A bone-cell protein called osteocalcin influences energy metabolism through its effects on pancreatic and fat cells.
  • Healing Bone with Stem Cells

    03/08/2007 6:53:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 192+ views
    New techniques to boost survival of adult stem cells could improve surgeries for severe fractures. Implantable materials that grab stem cells and spur their growth and survival could improve bone-healing surgeries. Linda Griffith and her colleagues at MIT have created a new tissue-engineering material that could help cells survive the harsh transplant environment--a key step in cell-transplant therapies. Scientists are now testing the material in animals to see how well it can help heal fractures.  "Creating instructional biomaterials like this is an entirely new way of thinking about what could be put in the human body," says Richard Lee, a...
  • First tests successful for Sniper pod

    02/26/2007 10:38:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 329+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Monday, February 26, 2007. | SR. AIRMAN JASON HERNANDEZ 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
    EDWARDS AFB - The 419th Flight Test Squadron recently completed its initial developmental testing of a Sniper pod installed on a B-1B Lancer. The pod, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp., is an advanced targeting pod with multi-sensor capability and allows the operator to positively identify targets. Currently, the B-1 cannot positively identify targets without additional aids such as other aircraft or personnel on the ground, said Maj. Jacque Joffrion, 419th Squadron B-1 flight commander and experimental test pilot. The pod increases the aircraft's self-targeting capability, he said. "The positive target identification capability of the targeting pod is what enhances reconnaissance...
  • Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk

    10/06/2006 2:57:49 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,266+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 10-6-2006
    Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk 10.06.06, 12:00 AM ET FRIDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Cola may not be so sweet for women's bones, according to new research that suggests the beverage boosts osteoporosis risk. "Among women, cola beverages were associated with lower bone mineral density," said lead researcher Katherine Tucker, director of the Epidemiology and Dietary Assessment Program at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. There was a pretty clear dose-response, Tucker added. "Women who drink cola daily had lower bone mineral density than those who drink it only once a week,"...
  • Stem Cells From Fat Used to Repair Skull

    12/17/2004 2:55:15 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 46 replies · 1,404+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 17 December 2004 | MALCOLM RITTER
    Surgeons have used stem cells from fat to help repair skull damage in a 7-year-old girl in Germany, in what's apparently the first time such fat-derived cells have been exploited to grow bone in a human. The girl had been injured two years before in a fall, which destroyed several areas of her skull totaling nearly 19 square inches, the German researchers reported. Other surgeons had failed to correct the defects, and the girl wore a protective helmet. Her brain could sometimes be seen pulsating through the missing areas of her skull. But several weeks after the stem-cell surgery, she...
  • Japanese scientists discover fast-growing stem cell

    03/10/2006 10:12:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 823+ views
    A team of researchers has succeeded in engineering stem cells taken from tooth germ to quickly develop into liver or bone tissue, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology's Research Institute (AIST) for Cell Engineering said. A joint team of scientists from the institute and Osaka University succeeded in repairing damaged liver and bones in rats using stem cells taken from wisdom tooth germ. The finding raises hopes of developing regenerative medicine using wisdom teeth germ taken from people during orthodontic treatments. Tooth germ disappears as a tooth is formed, but that of a wisdom tooth stays in...
  • Stem cells used to repair broken bones

    04/12/2006 5:12:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 580+ views
    ABC News ^ | 04.06.06
    Australian scientists are using stem cells to repair fractures in patients whose bones won't heal. The hope is it will save patients having to undergo many painful operations. Jamie Stevens, 21, fell off his motor bike nine months ago, fracturing his thigh bone. It didn't heal, leaving a five-centimetre gap. The usual treatment would be to graft a new bone from his hip. Instead, he was chosen as the first Australian patient to get an injection of specially treated stem cells. "The benefits outweigh the old procedure which takes a big chunk out of your hip," Jamie Stevens said. "It's...
  • Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone

    02/15/2006 8:18:22 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 205+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | February 13, 2006 | Staff
    In a significant advance for regenerative medicine, researchers at Rice University have discovered a new way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow such that the cells themselves produce a growth matrix that is rich in important biochemical growth factors. The research, which appears online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is notable not just because of the science – researchers found they could coax bone cells into produce up to 75 times more calcium – but also because the study was conducted by an undergraduate bioengineering senior, Néha Datta. "These results are important,...
  • Periosteal Cells Grow Cartilage, Bone, and Skeletal Muscle

    04/21/2006 10:26:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 393+ views
    Med Page Today ^ | 03.29.06 | Peggy Peck
    LONDON, March 29 - The day may be coming when stem cells help arthritis patients repair their own joints. Cultured adult human periosteal stem cells demonstrate mesenchymal multipotency, suggesting that they may be used to repair tissue and joint damage associated with arthritis, researchers here reported. Upon enzymatic release and culture expansion, cells harvested from the periosteum can "give rise to cartilage and bone," wrote Cosimo De Bari, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues at King's College London in the April issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Moreover, the cells differentiated into chondrocyte, osteoblast, adipocyte and myocyte lineages regardless of donor age. Although...
  • Bone marrow registries in need of donors

    01/26/2006 4:00:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies · 733+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. J. Ethan Hoaldridge
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Jan. 25, 2006) -- As the War on Terrorism continues, the increased threat of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare attacks continue. The Department of Defense, in preparation, has devised countermeasures to be ready for such an attack. The DoD is sponsoring world-wide bone marrow drives on military installations that will help treat victims of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks. “If a servicemember is attacked by a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon, it takes three days for their bone marrow to deteriorate,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrea Miles, the C.W....
  • Patients Nationwide May Have Received Stolen Tissue

    01/25/2006 9:25:59 AM PST · by Westlander · 14 replies · 598+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2006 | AP
    Patricia Battisti had thought her back surgery in early 2005 was routine. A letter from her hospital nearly a year later made it clear she was wrong. Battisti was informed that the cadaver bone that was implanted in her back may have been infected with various viruses -- the result of what investigators say was a large-scale scheme in which corpses were cut up and body parts illegally sold.
  • Kofi Annan takes on The Times

    12/29/2005 6:15:30 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,466+ views
    The Times ^ | December 23, 2005 | By our foreign staff
    THE UN Secretary-General has used his end-of-year press conference to lash out at the media in general, and The Times in particular, for their coverage of the Oil-for-Food scandal and his role in it. Kofi Annan singled out James Bone, New York correspondent of The Times, after he questioned Mr Annan about a Mercedes jeep that his son, Kojo, imported into Ghana using his father’s diplomatic immunity to avoid taxes. Kojo Annan worked for a Swiss firm, Cotecna, that won a lucrative UN contract to monitor those imports. Mr Annan told reporters that they had focused unduly on himself and...
  • Annan Lays Out Plans, Lashes Out at Media

    12/22/2005 9:07:39 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 834+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Kofi Annan lashed out at the media after a year of unrelenting attacks on the United Nations and criticism of his management of the $64 billion oil-for-food program in Iraq, calling one critic "an overgrown schoolboy." He criticized reporters Wednesday for what he said was unfair coverage of his role in the oil-for-food program and insisted reporters missed the big story. That, he said, was the more than 2,200 companies and invididuals from some 40 countries that paid kickbacks or illegal surcharges to Saddam Hussein's government to get contracts. An 18-month investigation led by former U.S....
  • Clad in burqa? You may be risking osteoporosis(INDIA)

    11/19/2005 2:41:40 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 8 replies · 572+ views
    HT.com ^ | November 19, 2005 | HT.com
    Jumshedpur, India: Though it is an internationally accepted fact that osteoporosis is more common in women than men, prominent orthopaedics in the steel city have come up with an interesting finding. According to them, incidents of the disease in the city have been noticed more in burqa-clad women and those who have lesser physical activity than the office-going ones. Throwing light on prevalence of osteoporosis, Dr AK Verma, superintendent of MGM hospital said: “Women require a balanced diet, rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Women, particularly after menopause, are at higher risk and should maintain a good diet. They should...
  • Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

    08/15/2005 7:55:45 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 3 replies · 576+ views
    Nanotechwire.com ^ | July 12, 2005
    Scientists have shown for the first time that carbon nanotubes make an ideal scaffold for the growth of bone tissue. The new technique could change the way doctors treat broken bones, allowing them to simply inject a solution of nanotubes into a fracture to promote healing. The report appears in the June 14 issue of the American Chemical Society’s journal Chemistry of Materials. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. The success of a bone graft depends on the ability of the scaffold to assist the natural healing process. Artificial bone scaffolds have been made from a wide variety of...
  • Another Bone Of Contention Over Kennewick Man (John McCain)

    04/06/2005 11:02:33 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,319+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 3-5-2005 | Kate Riley
    Tuesday, April 5, 2005 - Page updated at 01:17 p.m Kate Riley / Times staff columnist Another bone of contention over Kennewick Man Kennewick Man is poised to tell his secrets. Almost nine years after the 9,300-year-old remains were found on the banks of the Columbia River and a fierce legal battle, federal courts agreed unequivocally scientists should be able to study Kennewick Man. However, U.S. Sen. John McCain has colluded with those who want to stifle the stories of similar old bones and the light they can shed on the earliest Americans and where they came from. The Arizona...
  • 3 are slain in Belleville beauty salon

    03/03/2005 12:32:05 AM PST · by kcvl · 6 replies · 540+ views
    3 are slain in Belleville beauty salon By Doug Moore and Robert Goodrich Of the Post-Dispatch 03/02/2005 Authorities were working both sides of the Mississippi River late Wednesday night in their search for a killer who stabbed a popular Belleville hairdresser and two of his customers earlier in the day. A customer who showed up at the salon just after 11 a.m. Wednesday found the bodies of salon owner Michael J. Cooney, 62, and sisters Dorothy E. Bone, 82, and Doris J. Fischer, 79. Police believe Cooney knew the killer, who fled in Cooney's sport utility vehicle. Authorities were seeking...
  • Cultured bone offers novel wedding rings (ummm... ewww...)

    02/28/2005 1:29:01 PM PST · by orionblamblam · 15 replies · 576+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 26 February 2005 | Jenny Hogan
    Some will think it a romantic gesture, others will find it grisly. But one willing couple in the UK is about to get the chance, thanks to a government-funded project intended to promote awareness of the issues surrounding tissue engineering. "It's for people who want to give a bit of their body to each other," says Nikki Stott, a jewellery designer at the Royal College of Art in London. She and her colleague Tobie Kerridge are collaborating with Ian Thomspon, a bioengineer at King's College London. The tricky part is that the lucky couple will have to provide bone cell...
  • Bison Bone Discovery Turns B.C. History Upside-Down

    01/01/2005 9:22:55 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 2,846+ views
    My Telus ^ | 12-31-2004
    Friday, Dec 31, 2004 Bison bone discovery turns B.C. history upside-down PENTICTON (BC Newspaper Group) — The year 2004 ends with a major story in archaeology, revealed by the use of new DNA technology on ancient bison bones scattered around western North America. The findings profoundly affect our understanding of how North America was populated by humans, and could have an impact on aboriginal politics as well. The conventional wisdom, taught to generations in school, speaks of a land bridge connecting Asia with Alaska. This now-submerged bridge was created by lower sea levels in the last ice age, which ended...
  • One Nation Under The Knife

    11/24/2004 1:33:14 PM PST · by More Than Words · 2 replies · 355+ views
    11/24/04 | More Than Words
    Now that the conservatives have made their voice more loud and clear by reelecting G.W. Bush, we must not relent in turning back the liberal tide that has vexed our nation.
  • Kid's friend has leukemia, want bone marrow donors

    05/29/2004 10:31:52 PM PDT · by fourdeuce82d · 3 replies · 149+ views
    self
    Old high school friend has an 18 year old son with leukemia. His outlook is really good- the chemo is working, and they haven't found any cancer cells for several months. He's probably NOT going to need a bone marrow transplant The thing is, the curent treatment involves repeated, growing doses of chemo- kind of a "scorched earth" approach to making sure no cancer is left. He's a jock, he's a scrapper, but it's tough- they basically ramp up the doses until the chemo's about to kill you. I'd like to be able to tell him that his situation has...
  • Dr. Walker's Deposition on Bone Scan -- 11/21/2003

    02/03/2004 3:15:47 PM PST · by m4629 · 71 replies · 1,867+ views
    1 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY PROBATE ACTION In Re: The Guardianship of THERESA MARIE SCHIAVO, Incapacitated, FILE NO.: 90-2908GD-003 / ROBERT SCHINDLER, et al., Petitioners, v. MICHAEL SCHIAVO, Respondent. / DEPOSITION OF: WILLIAM CAMPBELL WALKER, M.D. TAKEN: By Counsel for Petitioner DATE: November 21, 2003 TIME: 9:40 a.m. PLACE: 311 Rye Road East Bradenton, Florida REPORTED BY: Sherry L. Frain Notary Public State of Florida at Large RICHARD LEE REPORTING Registered Professional Reporters (813) 229-1588 TAMPA: email: rlr@fdn.com ST. PETERSBURG: 501 East Jackson Street, Suite...
  • Bone Disease Worry for Former SARS Patients

    10/10/2003 4:59:51 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 10, 2003 | Tan Ee Lyn
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Dozens of former SARS patients in Hong Kong are suffering from bone degeneration, known as avascular necrosis, sources said Friday, throwing the spotlight back on the controversial cocktail of drugs used to treat many patients during the epidemic. "A substantial number of cases have already been proven. We are now trying to ascertain the severity," said Leung Ping-chung, an orthopedics specialist at the Prince of Wales Hospital, where the first wave of SARS infections in Hong Kong were treated. Almost all SARS patients in Hong Kong were treated with the anti-viral drug ribavirin and steroids earlier...
  • Vanity - Update on Bone Marrow Transplant

    07/29/2003 12:26:47 PM PDT · by muffaletaman · 112 replies · 271+ views
    self ^ | 7/29/2003 | muffaletaman
    PREVIOUS POST - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/940572/posts Well, we may finally have a hint that we are turning the corner! Lani Marie's White Blood Cell count has been something like 0.02 to 0.05 since her chemo and radiation ended on 7/10/2003 (normal range is 4.5 to 13.5). This was a good thing because this is evidence that the old bone marrow has been all killed off. BUT eventually, the new bone marrow is supposed to kick in and begin making new cells. The doctors haven't been worried, as different people have their counts begin to come back at different times, but on the...
  • Vanity - Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient

    07/04/2003 12:08:14 PM PDT · by muffaletaman · 143 replies · 700+ views
    self ^ | 7/4/2003 | muffaletaman
    Our daughter, Lani Marie (age 11, birthday 10/4/91), was admitted yesterday to Texas Children's Hospital for a Bone Marrow Transplant. Last August she was diagnosed with CML Leukemia. This is very rare in children - less than 100 pediatric cases occur each year in the U.S. While the new genetic drug Gleevec has controlled her CML Leukemia, it is not a cure. The only chance for a cure is the transplant. Her oldest sister Jennifer was a perfect 6/6 match as a donor, and we have hopes ->Of Course<- that the procedure will be successful. She will be in the...
  • Bone box could be first archaeological reference to Jesus

    04/19/2003 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 47 replies · 521+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Sunday April 20, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. New studies have backed a suggestion that an inscribed ossuary [bone box] being examined by archaeological authorities in Israel may well be that of St James, the brother of Jesus. Examination of the inscription - potentially the world's first ever archaeological reference to Jesus - by Dr Andre Lemaire, a specialist in Aramaic texts at the Sorbonne in Paris had already suggested, on purely epigraphic grounds, that the inscription was genuine. But now a team of scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, has come to the same conclusion...
  • Burial with the Romans (New discoveries in the way Romans treated their dead).

    03/25/2003 4:19:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 860+ views
    British Archaeology Magazine ^ | FR Post 3-24-03 | Alison Taylor
    Burial with the Romans The Romans normally respected the dead. But not always. Alison Taylor reports on mutilation, child sacrifice, burial alive and other such practices For most of us, Roman culture is a byword for civilisation in an otherwise 'barbarian' ancient world. When we think of the Romans, what springs to mind are their achievements in art and literature, architecture, engineering, law - and all the rest. Yet the undeniable sophistication of the Romans has led many archaeologists to expect civilised treatment of the dead. When excavating cemeteries in Roman Britain, we go to huge lengths to explain away...
  • Hungry dogs find 2,500-year-old mummy

    03/25/2003 4:14:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 375+ views
    Ananova via Archaeological News ^ | Story filed: 14:55 Monday 24th March 2003 | Editorial staff
    Two dogs digging for a buried bone in their owner's backyard in Chile found a 2,500-year-old mummy. Ivan Paredes, who lives in Arica, could not believe his eyes when his dogs dug up the ancient body. He told La Cuarta online: "The dogs were trying to find bones buried in the backyard as usual, but they started to bark very loud and I came to check what was going on and found the mummy of child." Archaeologists believe it is the remains of a boy buried by his parents who would probably have been farmers. The mummy, said to be...