Most kids are going to be injured at some point during their childhood. It will be stressful for the child, and potentially even more so for the parent. Parents can suffer feelings of guilt and anxiety, and a minority will also develop post-traumatic stress following their child’s injury. Some new research (yet to be published)… Read more

A gene involved in the fracture healing process has been identified by a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Merced and Davis, Indiana University and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. The finding could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing involves communication between bone, muscle, vasculature and… Read more

A significant gap has been discovered in U.S. tracking methods for childhood concussions, and researchers say current estimates of the nation’s pediatric concussions could be greatly lower than they should be. The research, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that many current counts of… Read more

Olfactory ensheathing cells, also referred to as olfactory ensheathing glia, are a type of radial glia found in the nervous system. They are also known as olfactory Schwann cells because they ensheath the non-myelinated axons of olfactory neurons in a similar way to which Schwann cells ensheath non-myelinated peripheral neurons. They also share the property… Read more

Although cleaning your barbecue grill seems like healthy idea, new research is showing that more than 1,600 people went to the emergency room because of injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes from 2002 to 2014. The loose wire bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and wind up in the grilled food, which, when eaten… Read more