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New Life Science Findings Reported from Guangxi Medical University (High-resolution measurements of the multilayer ultra-structure of articular...

August 22, 2014



New Life Science Findings Reported from Guangxi Medical University (High-resolution measurements of the multilayer ultra-structure of articular cartilage and their translational potential)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- New research on Life Science is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Guangxi, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Current musculoskeletal imaging techniques usually target the macro-morphology of articular cartilage or use histological analysis."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Guangxi Medical University, "These techniques are able to reveal advanced osteoarthritic changes in articular cartilage but fail to give detailed information to distinguish early osteoarthritis from healthy cartilage, and this necessitates high-resolution imaging techniques measuring cells and the extracellular matrix within the multilayer structure of articular cartilage. This review provides a comprehensive exploration of the cellular components and extracellular matrix of articular cartilage as well as high-resolution imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance image, electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, second harmonic generation microscopy, and laser scanning confocal arthroscopy, in the measurement of multilayer ultra-structures of articular cartilage."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This review also provides an overview for micro-structural analysis of the main components of normal or osteoarthritic cartilage and discusses the potential and challenges associated with developing non-invasive high-resolution imaging techniques for both research and clinical diagnosis of early to late osteoarthritis."

For more information on this research see: High-resolution measurements of the multilayer ultra-structure of articular cartilage and their translational potential. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2014;16(2):18-32. Arthritis Research & Therapy can be contacted at: Biomed Central Ltd, 236 Grays Inn Rd, Floor 6, London WC1X 8HL, England. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; Arthritis Research & Therapy - arthritis-research.com/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. He, Guangxi Med Univ, Affiliated Hosp 1, Res Center Regenerat Med, Dept. of Orthopaed Surg, Nanning 530021, Guangxi, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.P. Wu, T.B. Kirk, J.A. Carrino, C. Xiang and J.K. Xu (see also Life Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Guangxi, Life Science, People's Republic of China

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