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2012-09-19 16:42:10

In an advance toward a new generation of improved hip and other joint replacements, scientists are describing development of a potential implant material that flexes more like natural bone, fosters the growth of bone that keeps implants firmly in place and is less likely to fail and require repeat surgery. Their study on these so-called tantalum nanotube materials appears in ACS Applied Material & Interfaces. Hongyi Li, Jinshu Wang and Zhenting Zhang explain that the metal tantalum has...

2012-09-18 23:13:36

A big international study has identified a special gene that regulates bone density and bone strength. The gene can be used as a risk marker for fractures and opens up opportunities for preventive medicine against fractures. The study, led by the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, was published in the journal PLoS Genetics. The international study, which involved more than 50 researchers from Europe, North America and Australia and was led by Associate Professor Mattias...

2012-09-08 23:04:20

INFUSE Bone Graft Manufacturer Medtronic Unsuccessful in Getting Summary Judgment in California Court (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Last week according to Law360, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that a case (Case No. BC465313) involving a woman suffering injuries from a surgically implanted Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft must be allowed to proceed. Plaintiff April Cabana (Case No. BC465313) was experiencing excessive bone growth (just one of the INFUSE Bone Graft´s allegedly...

2012-09-04 14:38:19

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that a neuronal pathway -- part of the autonomic nervous system -- reaches the bones and participates in the control of bone development. The newly discovered pathway has a key role in controlling bone density during adolescence, which in turn determines the skeletal resistance to fracture throughout one's entire life, say the researchers. They emphasize that understanding the mechanisms connecting the brain and the bones...

2012-08-29 23:02:35

Kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman supports an article for Med Page Today which focuses on how the bone health of premenopausal women is improved through weekly bouts of moderate exercise. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 On August 28th, Lorna Kleidman, creator of the kettlebell training program KettleX, reacts to an article published for Med Page Today which discusses how bone health in premenopausal women can be improved by moderate physical activity. According to the article, a study...

Doctors Guided To Serious Medical Disorders Through Collagen-seeking Synthetic Protein
2012-08-29 15:00:50

Johns Hopkins researchers have created a synthetic protein that, when activated by ultraviolet light, can guide doctors to places within the body where cancer, arthritis and other serious medical disorders can be detected. The technique could lead to a new type of diagnostic imaging technology and may someday serve as a way to move medications to parts of the body where signs of disease have been found. In a study published in the Aug. 27-31 Online Early Edition of Proceedings of the...

2012-08-21 01:25:21

A new study suggests that a polyclonal antibody that blocks follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in mice without ovaries might offer a more effective way to prevent or arrest osteoporosis than currently available treatments. The study used a mouse model of menopause to show that an injection of a polyclonal antipeptide antibody enhances bone regeneration by simultaneously slowing bone destruction and building bone, say researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. In addition,...

2012-08-20 23:00:20

According to court documents, on June 29th, 2012 a South Carolina woman, Selma Wilson, filed a lawsuit in New Jersey District Court (case no. 3:2012cv04014) alleging she suffered femur fracture from her use of Fosamax. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, belongs to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It was approved by the FDA in 1995 and developed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. A study published online in May 2012, by the Archives of Internal...


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