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2012-07-25 10:46:58

Cleveland Clinic team simulates cartilage response to loading A Cleveland Clinic research team is developing virtual models of human knee joints to better understand how tissues and their individual cells react to heavy loads — virtual models that someday can be used to understand damage mechanisms caused by the aging process or debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis. Led by Ahmet Erdemir, Ph.D., the team is leveraging the powerful computing systems of the Ohio...

2012-07-24 23:03:52

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that Merck´s Fosamax (alendronate) caused two femur fractures in a Maryland woman. According to the suit, Fosamax and other bisphosphonates can increase the risk of atypical femur fractures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a Fosamax lawsuit naming Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck & Co., Inc. and...

2012-07-23 12:20:02

An artificial bone scaffold produced by researchers in South Korea could enhance the treatment of bone damage and defects through bone graftsTokyo, July 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Traditionally, bone grafts require material to be transplanted from either another bone of the patient or from a donor. Artificial grafts offer an easier and less risky process, providing an artificial scaffold on which bone cells can grow. However, developing a material with ideal characteristics has proved...

2012-07-14 23:00:07

Osteochondritis Dissecansis now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecansis 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...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss
2012-07-11 17:21:49

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women's bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks. Bones are in a constant...

2012-06-25 23:01:05

The US Drug Watchdog says, "It sounds counterintuitive, that a drug supposedly devised to fight osteoporosis could also be associated with women, who suffered an out of the blue broken femur bone. However, when it comes to the osteoporosis called Fosamax, that is exactly what we are saying, and we want to get victims to the best possible attorneys." The US Drug Watchdog is trying to identify every woman in the United States, who has been using, any type of osteoporosis drug, or the...

2012-06-18 23:11:28

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of osteoporosis in men Osteoporosis in men causes significant morbidity and mortality. Today, the Endocrine Society released clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for management of this condition in men. "Osteoporosis in Men: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," is published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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