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From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints — ScienceDaily

Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects. The nasal cartilage cells’ ability to self-renew and adapt to the joint environment is associated with the expression of so-called HOX genes. The scientific journal Science Translational Medicine has published the research results together with the report of the first treated patients.

via From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints — ScienceDaily.

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Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale | TechCrunch

Eventually, Moss built a consumer app based on The Smile Epidemic. After an invitation to speak at SXSW, Moss decided to focus on creating a product for workplaces instead. The result of that was Plasticity, which was accepted into the HYPERDRIVE Accelerator and received $800,000 in initial funding from angel investors, HYPERDRIVE, BDC, The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), and the Laurier LaunchPad.

via Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale | TechCrunch.

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N.F.L. Rights a Wrong, but Only After Further (and Further) Review – NYTimes.com

In a letter to team owners released on Thursday, Goodell wrote: “My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values. I didn’t get it right. Simply put, we have to do better. And we will.”

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Offbeat Craigslist Roomie Ads Are Weirdly Appealing – Communities – Boston.com

In order to make that Craigslist post as appetizing as possible, ad writers have to soften out some of the harder edges of their Allston or their Brighton or their Fenway crib. That closet-sized bedroom is “cozy.” That rust-rimmed kitchen sink? It’s “antiquated.”

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12 Unexpected Things That Mess With Your Memory | TIME

You regularly ransack the house to find your keys. You suddenly can’t recall the name of your kid’s teacher. You made your six-month dentist appointment three months late. Sound familiar? Fear not: most forgetfulness isn’t anything serious, says Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, founder and chief medical officer of NeurExpand Brain Center in Luterville, MD and co-author of The Memory Cure.

via 12 Unexpected Things That Mess With Your Memory | TIME.

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DIY diagnosis: How an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw | Ars Technica

So when her limbs started glitching, she did what high-level athletes do, what she had always done: she pushed through. But in the summer of 2010, years of gradually worsening symptoms gave way to weeks of spectacular collapse. Kim was about to head to Lake Superior with her husband, CB. They planned to camp, kayak, and disappear from the world for as long as they could catch enough fish to eat. But in the days before their scheduled departure, she could not grip a pen or a fork, much less a paddle. Kim, a woman for whom extreme sports were everyday pursuits, could no longer cope with everyday pursuits. Instead of a lakeside tent, she found herself at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

via DIY diagnosis: How an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw | Ars Technica.