Latest Osteology Stories

2013-02-15 11:16:07

In what could be an early step toward new treatments for people with osteoporosis, scientists at Michigan State University report that a natural probiotic supplement can help male mice produce healthier bones. Interestingly, the same can´t be said for female mice, the researchers report in the Journal of Cellular Physiology. “We know that inflammation in the gut can cause bone loss, though it´s unclear exactly why,” said lead author Laura McCabe, a professor in...

2013-01-23 11:12:57

-The new technique is based on a computing system designed by researchers at the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory of the University of Granada. -This system is based on free software and has a reliability of 95%. Researchers at the University of Granada, Spain, have designed a new computing system that determines the age and sex of a corpse with a reliability of 95%. This system is based on free software called Image and a free DICOM displayer called K-Pacs. This state-of-the-art system...

2012-12-04 12:06:13

Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis (a disease where bones lose mineral density and become brittle) and bone fractures. The study points to the...

2012-09-17 11:23:04

-Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD). -New findings indicate that as little as eight weeks of abstinence can initiate correction of an imbalance between bone formation and resorption due to alcohol's toxic effects. -Physical activity can also serve as a protective factor against reduced BMD. Osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD), is defined by an absolute decrease in total bone mass, caused mostly by an imbalance between...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).