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2012-05-30 10:25:27

BELGRADE, Mont., May. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference, in New York, NY, on Thursday, June 7 at 11:00am. Bacterin's presentation will be webcast and available at investor.bacterin.com. About Bacterin International HoldingsBacterin International...

2012-05-28 19:32:55

NASA-funded research looks to isotope analysis rather than X-ray for measurement Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it's hard to know. Scientists at Arizona State University and NASA are taking on this medical challenge by developing and applying a technique that originated in the Earth sciences. In a new study, this technique was more sensitive in detecting bone loss than the X-ray method used today, with less risk to patients. Eventually, it may find use in clinical...

2012-05-22 10:24:44

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ETEX Corporation, an advanced biomaterials company, today announced two presentations at the upcoming 9th World Biomaterial Congress, June 1-5, 2012 in Chengdu, China. ETEX will highlight their vertebral augmentation and cell carrier development programs. Dr. Jerry Chang, Head of R&D of ETEX Corporation, will deliver an oral presentation entitled "Enhanced Calcium Phosphate Cements for Vertebral Augmentation" during Rapid Fire Session (R3),...

2012-05-15 02:29:18

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it's 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA's new public and healthcare professional education campaign - 2Million2Many (www.2Million2Many.org). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2012-05-10 06:27:16

Foundation Urges Patients Not to Stop Treatment without Talking to their Healthcare Provider; Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Perspectives pieces published online today by the New England Journal of Medicine, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation's leading community health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

2012-05-10 06:23:48

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to today's Perspective pieces published in the New England Journal Of Medicine, the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of its 42 members from the private and non-profit sectors to collectively advance bone health and prevent disease, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for continuing to investigate the risks and benefits of long-term...

2012-05-10 09:47:22

Previous UCSF Research Found Overall Reduction in Spine Fractures, But Not for Other Types of Fractures Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue it. Based on available evidence, a UCSF researcher reevaluated his 2006 finding from a randomized 10-year study of alendronate, a type of bisphosphonate — a class of drugs that prevent...

2012-04-30 20:03:15

Biomedical engineers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have demonstrated the first all-polymeric bone scaffold material that is fully biodegradable and capable of providing significant mechanical support during repair. The new technology uses micron-sized silk fibers to reinforce a silk matrix, much as steel rebar reinforces concrete. It could improve the way bones and other tissues are repaired following accident or disease. The discovery is reported in the Proceedings of the...

2012-04-27 05:31:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vitamin D is known for helping create strong bones and is a key regulator of serum calcium levels. Recent studies, however, have not offered much proof that Vitamin D supplements prevents bone fractures. Calcium is obtained through diet and absorbed through the intestine and into the blood stream. Calcium is responsible for a variety of physiological processes, not just building bone. Vitamin D is detected by bone and intestinal cell receptors and it regulates the...

2012-04-27 05:30:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Biology Major Adam Reese may have found the key to keep fat cells from forming. While investigating new ways to combat osteoporosis, with Assistant Professor Anja Nohe, in the University of Delaware science lab, Reese discovered a trigger that he believes turns a stem cell into a fat cell. The trigger, a protein called endoglin, regulates what type of cell an existing stem cell will become. Reese, with the help of graduate student Joyita Dutta, found the amount...