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Researchers highlight shoulder and elbow injury possibility in youth players
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Pitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Young athletes at greater risk for re-injury after ACL Surgery
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day. The study examined the long term success of surgery for patients aged 18 years and younger.

New way to evaluate meniscus tear outcomes
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) An individual's meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint. It is also one of the most easily injured areas and difficult to fully heal. Researchers presenting their study at today's Specialty Day meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine utilized MRI data to determine the potential for biologic healing following a meniscus tear.

Pain injections for hip arthroscopy patients may not predict surgical outcomes
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) How best to treat and recover from complicated hip injuries is a growing field in orthopaedic medicine. While diagnostic hip injections are commonly performed for patients with labral tear to confirm the pain etiology, research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day suggests that pain relief from this diagnostic injection may not predict better outcomes following arthroscopic hip surgery.

No need to delay rotator cuff surgery, study shows
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day, showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed.

Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?
(Princeton University) A study published in the journal Science found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings.

NYU developing HIV antibodies and RNA test in a single POC
(New York University) NYU College of Dentistry has received a sub-award in the amount of $335,000 from a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from NIH to complete the development of a fully automated self-confirming assay that can simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA from the AIDS virus in a single specimen.

Dr. Lewis Cantley honored with the 2015 AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
(American Association for Cancer Research) The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., with the ninth annual Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

When attention is a deficit
(Princeton University) During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail to notice there is a better way to get the job done. A new study published today in the journal Neuron explores the question of how the brain switches from an ongoing strategy to a new and potentially more efficient one.

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