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2011-04-05 00:18:33

Adolescent girls participating in high-impact physical activity, specifically basketball, running and gymnastics/cheerleading, appear to be at increased risk for developing stress fractures.

2011-04-05 00:09:32

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.

2011-03-29 12:23:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon® Therapeutics announced today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Annual Meeting the launch of the Osseoflex BT Steerable Bone Tamp. The steerable bone tamp is designed to allow percutaneous access to sclerotic bone.

2011-03-22 21:37:06

A fibroblast is not always just a fibroblast – particularly in the heart.

2011-03-17 17:28:20

Many Baby Boomers will experience a bone fracture as they age, and the current US healthcare system is not prepared to provide the necessary care required.

2011-03-14 16:19:56

New research shows that the Wnt receptor Frizzled-9 (Fzd9) promotes bone formation, providing a potential new target for the treatment of osteoporosis.

2011-03-11 13:37:28

Postmenopausal women have a new health message to hear.

2011-03-11 10:00:00

Technology offers new options for patients undergoing bone grafts for foot, ankle conditions FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When patients need a bone graft for a foot or ankle surgery, bone often is taken from another part of their body.

2011-02-25 08:40:38

The same medicines used to treat angina and chronic heart failure, may also help treat osteoporosis.

2011-02-23 12:56:52

Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.