Latest Bone Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's an anatomical packing list for making that historic trip from water to land circa 370 million years ago
Biology Major Adam Reese may have found the key to keep fat cells from forming.
Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered new ways to help detect and treat the debilitating brittle bone disease osteoporosis.