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2013-07-26 11:19:51

According to a new study, led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the 9- to 7-million-year-old ape from Italy did not, in fact, walk habitually on two legs. The findings refute a long body of evidence, suggesting that Oreopithecus had the capabilities for bipedal (moving on two legs) walking. The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms that anatomical features related to habitual upright,...

2013-06-07 23:16:39

Bio-Rep, Inc. launches a first-in-class canine bone and joint supplement backed by years of scientific research, veterinarian-supervised clinical case studies, six US patents, and one inspirational rescue dog. Pomona, California (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Bio-Rep, Inc., a California based company specializing in the distribution of clinically-tested and patented supplements, recently announced the launch of BONEO Canine®, a revolutionary new product that promotes healthy bones and joints in...

'Reversal Cells' Prepare For Bone Formation During Bone Remodeling
2013-06-06 21:09:31

Elsevier Health Sciences By analyzing biopsy specimens from patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis and primary hyperparathyroidism, investigators have begun to pay increasing attention to "reversal cells," which prepare for bone formation during bone remodeling. The hope is that these reversal cells will become critical therapeutic targets that may someday prevent osteoporosis and other bone disorders. This study is published in the July 2013 issue of The American Journal of Pathology....

2013-06-03 23:16:31

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Stoughton, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) recognizes and celebrates the sixth annual National Scoliosis Awareness Month (NSAM) by announcing the launch of a new online educational series called Living with Scoliosis. Living with Scoliosis will launch this June with a patient seminar titled, “Adolescent Scoliosis: Staying Ahead of the Curve”. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is the most common...

First Gene Associated With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Identified
2013-05-13 07:56:20

RIKEN Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (also called AIS) across Asian and Caucasian populations. The gene is involved in the growth and development of the spine during childhood. Their study is published today in the journal Nature Genetics. AIS is the most common pediatric skeletal disease, affecting approximately 2% of school-age children. The causes of...

Researchers Investigate Benefits Of Aquatic Exercise For Older Women
2013-04-14 08:29:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Women who participated in a six month, high-intensity aquatic workout plan became stronger and suffered fewer falls on average, researchers from the Universidade Federal de São Paulo claim in a new study. According to Reuters Health reporter Trevor Stokes, lead author Linda Moreira and colleagues recruited more than 100 inactive women in their 50s and 60s. Each participant was given 1,000 international...

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