Latest Bone Stories

Too Much Tea Leads To Chronic Bone Disease, Teeth Loss
2013-03-22 09:32:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Believing she had cancer, a woman found that the chronic bone pain in her hips, arms and legs was actually caused by her unusually high intake of extremely strong tea. The woman´s daily tea intake, a pitcher made with 100 to 150 tea bags, caused her to have extremely high levels of fluoride, resulting in contracting symptoms such as extremely dense bones and brittle teeth, according to a report on the case in the New England...

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...

2013-02-06 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...

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