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2010-10-05 13:52:42

With NSF support, Nikhil Gupta and Paulo Coelho have pioneered research that reveals surprising insights about the effect of compression on bones, and about the limitations of the foams used for protection in helmets and armor No sample is safe in Nikhil Gupta's Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Whether it's a small nugget of rabbit bone or a piece of industrial protective foam, all are bound for a custom-built compression machine...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. announced its new Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill at the North American Spine Society's (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The physician-controlled drill was designed to facilitate treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) that may contain sclerotic bone resulting from osteoporosis or fibrotic metastases. The Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill features proprietary technology and allows for unipedicular access...

2010-10-04 19:44:59

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density, and on this basis they have begun development of a drug for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The findings of the Hebrew University researchers have just been published in the American journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). The research group working on the project is headed by Prof. Itai...

2010-09-29 07:34:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman's chance of breaking a bone from osteoporosis is higher than her combined risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. FabOverFifty, the nation's leading style and networking site for boomer women, Cleveland Clinic and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) are calling women everywhere to recognize, prevent and treat this debilitating disease. Together they have launched the Bone Health Challenge giving women all the tools they need to...

2010-09-27 17:34:41

Aging disrupts the balance between bone formation and bone destruction, resulting in osteoporosis, which is characterized by reduced bone mass and increased risk of fracture. Recent data have suggested that this imbalance is a result of a decrease in formation of bone forming osteoblast cells from mesenchymal cells upon aging. Instead, these cells form more fat cells. Insight into this age-related switch in cell type generation has now been provided by a team of researchers, led by Hiroshi...

2010-09-22 12:56:00

Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures. Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) have discovered that the genetic variant 677C>T (a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that is very well known in genetic studies) is linked to osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which many women suffer from after the menopause. "In...

2010-09-21 09:41:00

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the introduction and adoption of new growth factors, combined with greater variety and improved features of newer products, will drive the US bone graft substitute market to nearly $2.3 billion through 2015. Medtronic Spinal & Biologics' new bone morphogenetic protein, AMPLIFY, is set to be released in the US market in 2011. Unlike INFUSE,...

2010-09-16 14:59:00

FEMR and the State of Illinois Proclaim First-Ever Fall Prevention Awareness Day MORTON GROVE, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR) and the state of Illinois officially proclaimed the first day of autumn, September 22, 2010, as Fall Prevention Awareness Day. FEMR will be raising awareness for fall prevention and the need for osteoporosis screening and treatment in an effort to reduce the incidence of fragility bone...

2010-09-14 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Wintherix, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focusing on bone healing and regenerative medicine, today announced that WX04554, a potent small molecule activator of the Wnt pathway, has been designated as a lead drug for clinical development in bone healing and repair indications. Pre-clinical studies indicate that this class of small molecules potently activates the Wnt pathway and causes bones to heal and become stronger by forcing stem cells...

2010-09-07 08:35:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Many bone fractures don't heal completely or properly, but this new model shows why fractures aren't healing properly and how they can be treated to restart the healing process and produce a strong healthy bone. About 5 to 10 percent of bone fractures the healing process doesn't succeed in fully repairing the bone, which leads to non-unions- failure of a fracture to unite and heal. Using an animal model mimicking a clinical non-union situation and a mathematical...


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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.