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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Silk and Ceramics Offer Hope for Long-Term Repair of Joint Injuries

Sep. 17, 2015 — Driven by the need to develop more effective therapies requiring less recovery time for common joint conditions such as osteoarthritis, an international team of researchers has developed an ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Physicians currently have no tools to help them detect which breast cancer patients will suffer metastasis to the bone, a process that occurs in 15-20 percent of cases. A new study has uncovered a ... read more

3D Bone Marrow Made from Silk Biomaterials Successfully Generates Platelets

Sep. 15, 2015 — A 3-dimensional (3D) tissue-engineered model of bone marrow that can produce functional human platelets outside the body (ex vivo) has been created by a group of ... read more

Study Identifies Why More People Die After Hip Fracture Surgery Than Hip Replacement Surgery

Sep. 15, 2015 — In researching mortality with hip fracture surgery and hip replacement surgery, the researchers studied almost 700,000 hip surgery patients more than 45 years old in France between 2010 and 2013. ... read more

Factors for Higher Risk of Death Following Hip Fracture Surgery Than Hip Replacement

Sep. 15, 2015 — Patients undergoing surgery for a hip fracture were older and had more medical conditions than patients who underwent an elective total hip replacement, factors that may contribute to the higher risk ... read more

Scan May Identify Best Candidates for Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery

Sep. 15, 2015 — Fetuses with enlarged ventricles -- the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain -- may be less likely than their counterparts to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a ... read more

Researchers Identify Gene That Determines Bone Density, Fracture Risk

Sep. 14, 2015 — A genetic variant regulating a gene responsible for bone mineral density and fracture risk has been identified by researchers. Findings from this study could lead to interventions that may prevent ... read more

Population Health: Indiana Study Finds Decreasing Rates of Osteoporosis Treatment

Sep. 14, 2015 — A statewide study in Indiana has found that from 2005 to 2012, fewer than a quarter of men and women with documentation of osteoporosis or fragility fracture, conditions for which national guidelines ... read more

Molecule Made by Muscle Shown for First Time to Build Bone

Sep. 14, 2015 — A recently identified molecule produced by skeletal muscle in response to exercise, has been shown to increase bone mass, according to a study. Although exercise is a well known stimulus for new bone ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new approach uses injectable hydrogels to boost the survival of transplanted stem cells and to improve the repair and regeneration of bodily ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Reduce Fractures in Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers. The guideline was developed ... read more

New Technologies Can Help Short Circuit Chronic Pain

Sep. 10, 2015 — As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, a variety of technologies offer new hope to people living with chronic pain. This article reviews a few of these, in an effort to give hope to those who ... read more

Discovery Offers Hope for Leukemia Relapse Post Treatment

Sep. 10, 2015 — Targeting exhausted immune cells may change the prognosis for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after a stem cell transplant, according to ... read more

Patients Prefer Relief from Lower Back Pain Over Improved Mobility

Sep. 9, 2015 — A new study examines the question of quality of life for individuals with a common form of lower back pain called lumbar spinal stenosis. The findings show that, when asked to choose between ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Inside our bones there is fat. Diabetes increases the amount of this marrow fat. And now a study shows how some diabetes drugs substantially increase bone fat and thus the risk of bone ... read more

Researchers Show Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Sep. 4, 2015 — Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings contradict a previously published study ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Researchers have shown how signals from the spinal cord adjust the sensitivity of hair cells in the inner ear to accommodate shifts in head position associated with active locomotion -- thus ensuring ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU’s “StimulAIS” project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Scientists worked with ... read more

Telomerase Targeting Drug Demonstrates Benefit in Myelofibrosis Treatment

Sep. 2, 2015 — Imetelstat, a novel drug that targets telomerase, has demonstrated potential value in treating patients with myelofibrosis, according to the results of a new ... read more

Diabetes and Brain Tangles May Be Linked Independently of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 2, 2015 — Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A new study looked at the relationship between type 2 diabetes, ... read more

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