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Researchers Discover How Calcium Phosphate Can Make Stem Cells Become Bone-building Cells
2014-01-07 08:10:29

University of California, San Diego With the help of biomimetic matrices, a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered exactly how calcium phosphate can coax stem cells to become bone-building cells. This work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of Jan. 6, 2014. UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering professor Shyni Varghese and colleagues have traced a surprising pathway from these biomaterials...

2014-01-01 16:20:13

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels:UCB) today announced results from a Phase 2 trial evaluating romosozumab (AMG 785/CDP7851) in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD). Published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the trial demonstrated that, compared with placebo, romosozumab treatment for 12 months significantly increased BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip and femoral neck....

2013-12-30 16:21:21

Fracture Liaison Service Programs are the Solution to Reducing the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today announced a comprehensive Fracture Prevention Initiative in partnership with the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA). Their goal is to provide a broad-based, best-practice model-of-care to reduce the nearly 80 percent post-fracture care gap. (Logo:...

Artificial Cartilage Closest Yet To Real Thing
2013-12-14 07:39:07

Duke Pratt School of Engineering A Duke research team has developed a better recipe for synthetic replacement cartilage in joints. Combining two innovative technologies they each helped develop, lead authors Farshid Guilak, a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering, and Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, found a way to create artificial replacement tissue that mimics both the strength and suppleness of native cartilage....

Sea Coral Can Make For Better Bone Grafts
2013-12-01 05:43:32

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Changes to artificial bone grafts made from sea coral material make them more easy-to-dissolve while retaining their bone-healing properties, according to new research from Swansea University in the UK. Artificial bone grafts made from calcium compounds are an attractive alternative to traditional “autografts.” Autografts are pieces of bone taken from other parts of the body and implanted in the areas where the bone is...

Diabetes Weakens Bones
2013-11-13 08:01:33

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Type 2 diabetes causes a myriad of debilitating complications. The long list includes vascular and heart disease, eye problems, nerve damage, kidney disease, hearing problems and even Alzheimer's disease. Doctors have suspected for a while that osteoporosis may be another complication to add to the list. Now, a new study from the Mayo Clinic has confirmed that skeletal degeneration can now be associated with diabetes. Sundeep...


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