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September 18, 2012
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  • Scientists "print" living tissue
    Using a process similar to inkjet printing, scientists are developing ways to make cartilage, blood vessels, organs, skin grafts and other tissues. Bioprinters emit cultured stem cells in three-dimensional structures, layer by layer. Scientists have yet to print capillary networks that keep normal tissue alive, and the engineered tissues are often not as strong as natural tissue. The Wall Street Journal (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Era of the arched eyebrow has peaked, study finds
    Women are wearing their eyebrows thicker and flatter than decades ago, when fine arches were in, according to an analysis of fashion photos going back to 1946. The study was published in the journal Clinical Plastic Surgery. The trend toward a "straighter, more masculine look" could be due in part to increasing gender equality, suggests plastic surgeon Mark Soldin of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. The Independent (London) (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Practice Management 
  • Sunshine Act could keep doctors from CME
    Almost half of doctors said being listed in Sunshine Act databases would cause them to reconsider "to a great extent" whether to attend industry-sponsored continuing medical education events, according to a poll from the CME Coalition. Three-quarters said their decision would be at least somewhat affected. Medical Marketing & Media (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Research & Technology 
  • Extracellular matrix helps stem cells regrow muscle
    Marine Sgt. Ron Strang, whose left thigh was damaged by a bomb in Afghanistan, was able to walk normally again after the implantation of extracellular matrix that helped him regrow muscle. The matrix was developed from pig tissue and breaks down in the body, where it directs a patient's stem cells to start to build muscle. Strang is one of the first patients in a trial that aims to eventually treat 80 people. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Editor's Note 
  • Updated SmartBrief privacy policy
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