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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...

2014-05-05 23:03:27

SF Custom Chiropractic honors Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month by partnering with My Heart Watch to hold a bone density screening clinic on May 20. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 For the month of May, SF Custom Chiropractic is shining a spotlight on Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition which causes bones to weaken and also decreases bone growth and tissue regeneration. People who suffer from osteoporosis are much more likely to develop a...

2014-05-01 23:15:35

Features clinical indications for CERAMENT™|BONE VOID FILLER. Lund, Sweden (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced the release of a new iPad® app called, CERAMENT™, now available for download from iTunes®. The CERAMENT™ app is designed to impart valuable information on the indications and clinical experience with...

2014-04-30 23:20:33

Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for developing osteoporosis during their lifetime, which can lead to debilitating bone fractures and a decrease in quality of life. Women’s Excellence offers risk assessment, screening, prevention counseling, diagnostic testing, and effective treatment for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Bone is living tissue that is constantly being absorbed and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone...

2014-04-30 12:30:27

Two Million Fractures Occur Each Year in the U.S. Due to Osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Encourages Everyone to Break Free from Osteoporosis WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know someone over the age of 50 who has broken a bone? Perhaps your mother "tripped" in the garden and broke her wrist? Or your neighbor broke his ankle walking on the golf course? Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but...

2014-04-30 08:34:01

Women Encouraged to Focus on Bone Health as the Foundation of Beauty as They Age WHIPPANY, N.J., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women have been fighting the superficial signs of aging since the beginning of time. But while they are nipping, tucking, moisturizing and concealing, all to combat the outward signs of aging, in a recent consumer survey nearly 3 out of 4 women (73%) said they believe that feeling their age would be worse than looking their age.(i) Today, Bayer HealthCare, the...

2014-04-29 04:21:56

Sunsweet Encourages Bone Health with The Amaz!ng Prune and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits YUBA CITY, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.(1) Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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