Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 13, 2010
Mathematical model can help communities better evaluate sex offender policies
A new mathematical model developed by Indiana University Bloomington and Arizona State University geographers could help communities that are in the midst of passing or reforming sex offender laws.

'Tommy John' elbow reconstruction 95 percent successful with grown teen pitchers, study says
A new study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans, found that 95 percent of skeletally mature high school pitchers were satisfied with their

Peru mahogany decision highlights overlooked timber proposals at CITES
Beyond the headline-grabbing proposals on bluefin tuna and ivory trade, the largest wildlife trade convention meeting this week will also address several timber-related issues -- an often overlooked responsibility of the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna.

New study finds 70 percent of able-bodied hockey players have abnormal hip and pelvis MRIs
Seventy percent of healthy professional and collegiate hockey players had abnormal hip and pelvis MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), even though they had no symptoms of injury, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans.

Mipomersen offers new therapeutic strategy for inherited high cholesterol
A new cholesterol lowering drug, mipomersen, reduces plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) by about 25 percent compared with placebo when added to existing therapies in patients who have homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Repair of torn knee meniscus at the time of ACL reconstruction is safe and effective for children
Eighty-four percent of children 18 and younger had successful clinical outcomes during an eight year follow-up to repair a torn meniscus (cartilage that provides cushioning to distribute your body weight across the knee joint) at the same time as reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, according to a new study presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans.

Minimally invasive sports hernia repair may get athletes 'back in the game' faster, study says
A new minimally invasive sports hernia repair gets athletes back in the game 3 times faster than the traditional repair, according to a new study presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans.

15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
Eighty-four percent of males who had ACL knee (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction with a patellar tendon (the tendon that attaches the knee to the front of the tibia or shin bone) graft continue at a high level of activity 15 years later, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans, Louisiana (March 13).

EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery
The announcement of a new clinical trial, EXCEL (Evaluation of Xience Prime versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization), that will compare drug-eluting stents to coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease, was made today at
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