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2014-01-14 23:01:25

A new study released in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicates that stem cells can be effective in treating a debilitating and sometimes lethal genetic disorder called brittle bone disease. Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 A new study released in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicates that stem cells can be effective in treating a debilitating and sometimes lethal genetic disorder called brittle bone disease. Brittle bone disease, or osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), is...

2012-08-04 01:15:14

100 gene deletions in mice identifies 9 new genes that determine bone strength A genetic screening approach to studying bone disease has found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggests a new way to discover genes that may be implicated in human skeletal diseases. A collaborative study of the mineral content, strength and flexibility of bones has found clues to the cause of bone disorders such as osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and high bone density syndromes. The...

2011-05-23 13:44:50

Study highlights roles of gene in load-sensing cells in bone growth; could guide research on treatments for bone diseases like osteoporosis A study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and collaborators at other institutions has provided new insights into the means by which bone cells produce new bone in response to mechanical stresses, such as exercise. Their findings lay a path for developing new strategies for treating diseases characterized by low bone density, such as...

2010-01-20 18:22:37

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have discovered the third in a sequence of genes that accounts for previously unexplained forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic condition that weakens bones, results in frequent fractures and is sometimes fatal. The newly identified gene contains the information needed to make the protein Cyclophilin B. This protein is part of a complex of three proteins that modifies collagen, folding it into a precise...

2009-08-04 14:26:21

The weak tendons and fragile bones characteristic of osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, stem from a genetic mutation that causes the incorrect substitution of a single amino acid in the chain of thousands of amino acids making up a collagen molecule, the basic building block of bone and tendon. According to researchers at MIT, that minuscule encoding error creates a defective collagen molecule that, at the site of the amino acid substitution, repels rather than attracts the...

2009-02-23 08:00:00

Sean Stephenson Has Triumphed Over Adversity to Inspire Millions NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean Stephenson, a board certified clinical psychotherapist who has earned international acclaim as a professional speaker and published author, has hired Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) to secure publicity for his latest book: "Get Off Your 'But': How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself." According to RPR President Richard Rubenstein: "Sean Stephenson is a remarkable individual...

2008-01-29 09:00:00

The extraordinary results of an in utero stem cell treatment could lead to a new treatment for babies with brittle bones, as well as a range of other disabling conditions, according to a maternal-fetal medicine researcher, now based at The University of Queensland (UQ). Action Medical Research has announced the outcomes of an Imperial College London study, conducted by a team led by Professor Nicholas Fisk, that could lead to a stem cell treatment for babies with brittle bones - before they...


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