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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...

2014-04-28 12:31:29

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S Orthopedic Biomaterials Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/u_s_orthopedic_biomaterials_market.html In 2012, the U.S. market for orthopedic biomaterials was valued at almost $3.4 billion. This total comprises eight different market segments.The orthopedic biomaterials market has undergone a shift away from certain devices and towards new areas and medical...

2014-04-23 12:29:42

Meeting to Feature New Training and Certificate Program for the Fracture Liaison Service Model of Care - the Key to Reducing the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) 2014, taking place in New Orleans from April 23-26, has attracted the world's top leaders to present the latest clinically-relevant and...

2014-04-22 16:26:52

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/china_orthopedic_bone_cement_casting_materials_market_outlook_2020.html China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "China Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Outlook to 2020",...

2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-14 12:34:53

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerapedics, an orthobiologics company focused on developing and commercializing its proprietary synthetic small peptide (P-15) technology platform, today announced closing of a $9 million venture debt financing from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. The loan, which does not include equity or warrant coverage, will support general business operations for Cerapedics, including the advancement of Cerapedics' United States...

Brain Size Influences Development Of Individual Cranial Bones
2014-04-10 15:33:59

University of Zurich Embryonic development in animals – except mice and rats – remains largely unexplored. For a research project at the University of Zurich, the embryos of 134 species of animal were studied non-invasively for the first time using microcomputer imaging, thus yielding globally unique data. The embryos studied came from museum collections all over the world. The international team of researchers headed by Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra especially studied cranial formation...

2014-04-10 13:49:48

UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting. The process, which has been successful in previous lab experiments, uses biodegradable polymer scaffolding material and bone morphogenetic protein, or BMP, which was inserted into the abdomen of mice to attract stem cells that in turn produced bone. BMPs are proteins known to promote bone growth. The research is...

New Gel Promotes Bone Growth On Implants Used In Surgical Procedures
2014-03-31 14:11:46

Uppsala University A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France have shown how a protein that promotes bone growth binds to this surface and can be released in a controlled way. Orthopedic and dental implants must last for many years. Success for these surgical...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.