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NASS members receive The Spine Journal (TSJ) as part of their benefit package. Highlights from a recent TSJ issue include the publication of the 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winners. Links to abstracts appear below.

Basic Science: Injection of AAV2-BMP2 and AAV2-TIMP1 into the nucleus pulposus slows the course of intervertebral disc degeneration in an in vivo rabbit model

Surgical Science: Morbidity and mortality of major adult spinal surgery. A prospective cohort analysis of 942 consecutive patients

Nonsurgical Science: Utilization characteristics of spinal interventions

Value: Cost-utility of lumbar decompression with or without fusion for patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis