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Genetic Link Found Between Fat And Bone Mass
2013-03-12 11:09:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have uncovered a direct genetic link between fat and bone mass — a discovery that they claim brings the medical community one step closer to understanding how both types of tissues are interconnected on a biological level. Genetics play an important role in the composition of the human body, and can play a key role in whether or not a person becomes obese or develops osteoporosis,...

2013-02-13 17:35:32

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells. This protein could help both human and animal patients heal from bone fractures faster and may form the basis of treatments for a rare metabolic condition called Alagille syndrome. The study, published in the journal Stem Cells, was authored by three members of Penn Vet´s departments of...

2013-02-13 12:26:41

LUND, Sweden, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced today that the next generation product of the CERAMENT(TM) family, CERAMENT(TM)|G has received CE-mark. It is indicated to promote and protect bone healing being jeopardized by infection. CERAMENT|G is the first injectable antibiotic eluting, osteoconductive, ceramic bone...

2013-02-06 10:59:33

New research in animals triggered by a combination of serendipity and counterintuitive thinking could point the way to treating fractures caused by rapid bone loss in people, including patients with metastatic cancers. A series of studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that's key to the rapid bone loss process. A report of the new findings appears online Feb....

2012-12-24 05:00:04

Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. This is typically seen in adolescent males, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an entity seen at the ossification centers of the bone (these areas are responsible for the...

Pinpointing The Origin Of Bone Fractures
2012-12-11 16:33:48

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Pinpoint the Origin of Bone Fractures A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones. The findings could lead to new strategies and therapeutics for fighting osteoporosis and lowering the risk of bone fracture. Funded by the U.S. National...

2012-12-07 12:21:15

Hit A Capella Group Sings to Raise Awareness and Give the Gift of Life NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation founder Jay Feinberg announces that The Maccabeats, the hit a capella singing group, will continue their Miracle Match Campaign this year. From just one year's efforts, 25 matches have already being identified for patients in need of lifesaving transplants. This year's video "Shine", an original song, sheds light on the...

2012-12-04 12:06:13

Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis (a disease where bones lose mineral density and become brittle) and bone fractures. The study points to the...

2012-12-04 00:21:40

CINCINNATI, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis...

2012-12-01 05:02:41

Research says Mineral Element “Silica” may help prevent osteoporosis while promoting proper bone growth and development. Learn how the New SilaLive Silica Supplement by Higher Health with Enhanced Diatomaceous Earth and Orthosilicic Acid can impact overall health and wellness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 As one hit wonders are as popular as the flavor of the week inside the weight loss supplement niche, a new natural health supplement has just been introduced...