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Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries
Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution
Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.
Surgery offers young patients long-term benefits after meniscus tears
Young patients who underwent surgery for isolated meniscus tears between 1990 and 2005 showed positive long-term clinical results, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Simple test to predict rare cancers' likely spread
Circulating tumor cell clusters in the blood of head and neck patients with locally and regionally advanced cancer have been found to be strongly associated with distant metastases within six months.

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