Latest Bone Stories
A new report in NEJM describes a woman who had a daily tea intake so high that it caused her to have extremely high levels of fluoride, resulting in her contracting symptoms such as extremely dense bones and brittle teeth.
Researchers have uncovered a direct genetic link between fat and bone mass – a discovery that could bring the medical community one step closer to understanding how both types of tissues are interconnected on a biological level.
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.
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.
Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J.
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...
Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
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