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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...

2012-08-16 00:48:28

New study shows intake of olive oil associated with increase in bone formation markers A study to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) shows consumption of a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil for two years is associated with increased serum osteocalcin concentrations, suggesting a protective effect on bone. Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affects women and men alike are an important determinant of...

2012-08-16 00:47:00

New study shows physical activity reduces hormone that inhibits bone formation A study to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that physical activity for premenopausal women is very effective in reducing sclerostin–a known inhibitor of bone formation. In addition, physical training enhances IGF-1levels, which have a very positive effect on bone formation. Bone is a tissue that is always changing due to hormonal...

2012-08-07 23:01:40

Swanson Health Products now offers support for tendon health in Swanson Ultra Tendon Support Formula with TendoFIT® to maintain tendon resilience, strength and structure. TendoFIT features collagen type 1 and MPS to support structure and function. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 When it comes to mobility, tendon health is as essential as muscles are for power, bones are for support, and joints are for range of motion. The good news is there are supplements that support each of these...

2012-08-04 01:15:14

100 gene deletions in mice identifies 9 new genes that determine bone strength A genetic screening approach to studying bone disease has found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggests a new way to discover genes that may be implicated in human skeletal diseases. A collaborative study of the mineral content, strength and flexibility of bones has found clues to the cause of bone disorders such as osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and high bone density syndromes. The...

2012-07-31 23:03:05

CastCoverZ! CEO and mom Annette Giacomazzi has a lot of experience dealing with her kids´ broken bones, and she has some sage summer advice to pass along to all the moms out there. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 There is never a preferable season of the year in which to break a bone, but for kids in particular, a broken bone during summer vacation can be particularly devastating. CastCoverZ! founder and CEO, Annette Giacomazzi knows this all too well–not just from her...

2012-07-31 11:45:52

In the first human study of its kind, researchers found that using stem cells to re-grow craniofacial tissues–mainly bone–proved quicker, more effective and less invasive than traditional bone regeneration treatments. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research partnered with Ann Arbor-based Aastrom Biosciences Inc. in the clinical trial, which involved 24 patients who required jawbone reconstruction after...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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