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2014-05-28 12:33:07

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: United Kingdom Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/united_kingdom_orthopedic_bone_cement_casting_materials_market_outlook_2020.html United Kingdom Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020 SummaryGlobalData's new report, "United Kingdom Orthopedic Bone Cement and...

2014-05-27 16:08:08

McGill University Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, a professor in McGill's School of Dentistry, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. "Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you're interested in diseases like osteoporosis,...

2014-05-27 12:26:00

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Russia Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/russia_orthopedic_bone_cement_casting_materials_market_outlook_2020.html Russia Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "Russia Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to...

2014-05-21 20:21:58

EDMONTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SinoVeda Canada Inc. today announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal® from its 24-week double-blind, randomized comparative clinical trial in post-menopausal women. The results showed that EffectiCal®, a supplement containing 300mg of calcium, was equally as effective as Caltrate® (600mg calcium) and vitamin D(3) in measurements of bone formation and bone resorption. Additionally, subjects in this study who received EffectiCal®...

2014-05-21 08:26:28

Thomas E. Levy, MD, addresses five myths about calcium that may be costing you your good health--and even your life HENDERSON, Nev., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From childhood on, we've all heard it: "Milk does a body good." And most of us accept this "truth" at face value. But Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, says that not only is our country's commitment to calcium not bringing about the desired benefits; it's actively sabotaging our health. "Calcium is essential for bodily function, but...

A Hydrogel That Knows When To Go
2014-05-08 03:13:48

[ Watch The Video: New Hydrogel Serves As Bioscaffold To Regrow Bones ] Mike Williams, Rice University Rice University bioscaffold material degrades as bone grows to replace it Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace. The gel shows potential as a bioscaffold to support the regrowth of bone and other three-dimensional tissues in a...

Novel Technique Reveals Healing Process Of Dinosaurs' Broken Bones
2014-05-07 12:42:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like the bones of all animals, dinosaur bones are essentially a record of a particular organism’s life history, with tell-tale signs revealing disease or trauma to trained experts. In a new study published by the journal Interface, researchers from the University of Manchester have used cutting-edge imaging techniques to gain new insight into the healing process that took place when a dinosaur suffered a crack or break to its bones....

2014-05-06 17:08:14

Age and testing of hip bone mineral density (BDM) when postmenopausal women discontinue bisphosphonate therapy can help predict the likelihood of fractures over the next five years. Bisphosphonates can reduce the risk of hip and spine fractures. But recent concerns about safety issues, including osteonecrosis of the jaw, atypical femoral fractures and esophageal cancer, have increased interest in interrupting or stopping bisphosphonate therapy after several years of treatment. This study...

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

[ Watch The Video: The Making Of Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation exposure The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

2014-05-05 23:06:43

Discovery could lead to new therapies for bone-fragility disease that afflicts millions. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Geneticists have taken a major step forward in the battle against osteoporosis by identifying two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density. By targeting those genes with therapeutics, doctors may one day be able to manipulate bone density to prevent or cure the bone fragility that endangers the health of millions around the world. The...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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