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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Herniated Disks in Children, Teens Linked to Lower Spine Malformations

Dec. 1, 2015 — Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower (lumbar) spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study. Herniated disks in the lumbar spine are common ... read more

A Better Way to Grow Bone Cells

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new, more precise way to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone cells has been devised by researchers. This new technique has promising applications in the realm of bone regeneration, ... read more

Neuromyelitis Optica: Conventional Therapies Do Not Achieve the Best Results

Nov. 26, 2015 — Medical professionals have compared different treatment methods for Neuromyelitis optica, an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. It turned out that the best results were not achieved ... read more

Orthopedist Invents Internal Bone-Lengthening Device for Children

Nov. 24, 2015 — An orthopedic surgeon is creating the world’s first implantation device that can lengthen the bones of young children internally. The inventor expects the device will lead to fewer infections and ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Imagine you have a bone injury but you heal slowly. Instead of forming bone, you could form fat. Researchers may have found a way to tip the scale in favor of bone. They used cytochalasin D, a ... read more

Receptors on Bone Cells Connected to Inflammatory Bone Loss, Bone Formation

Nov. 12, 2015 — Receptors on bone cells activate bone loss in contact with bacteria that cause inflammation in patients resulting in loosening of the teeth, loosening dental and orthopaedic implants or arthritis. ... read more

Wrist Fractures Could Predict Susceptibility to Serious Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Nov. 10, 2015 — Postmenopausal women younger than age 65 who experienced a wrist fracture could be at increased risk for bone fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life, new research ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — A new technique using nanobodies has been created by researchers. Employing the so-called "Morphotrap", the distribution of the morphogen Dpp, which plays an important role in wing ... read more

Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in Older People

Nov. 8, 2015 — A new study shows certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people 45 and older. This is the largest study, to date, that shows a connection between these fractures and ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a ... read more

Duration of Lactation Associated With Bone Density

Nov. 5, 2015 — Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D ... read more

Playing Soccer or Handball During Puberty May Prevent Osteoporosis

Nov. 4, 2015 — Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that mainly affects postmenopausal women. Now, a Spanish study has confirmed that doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood. In this ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Patients with unexplained low blood counts and abnormally mutated cells who do not fit the diagnostic criteria for recognized blood cancers should be described as having clonal cytopenias of ... read more

New Study Reveals How Specialized Cells Help Each Other Survive During Times of Stress

Nov. 3, 2015 — For the first time, researchers show how one set of specialized cells survives under stress by manipulating the behavior of key immune system ... read more

Muscle Loss Linked to Falls, Fractures in Elderly

Nov. 3, 2015 — Older people with an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength may be at greater risk of falling and bone fractures, according to new research. A study into sarcopenia -- where muscles lose form ... read more

Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation in Elderly Women

Nov. 2, 2015 — Elderly women should take in more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months, suggests a team of researchers in a new ... read more

Soybean Foods May Protect Menopausal Women Against Osteoporosis

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary ... read more

Possible New Explanation for ALS

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers are proposing a new way of understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the devastating and incurable neurological disease. Their findings could be a major milestone on the path to ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — A plastic created from cornstarch combined with a volcanic ash compound could help heal broken bones, say scientists, adding that using a synthetic material will likely lead to a reduction in the ... read more

C-Section Delivery Does Not Decrease at-Birth Fracture Rates in Infants With Rare Bone Disease

Oct. 22, 2015 — Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, reports a consortium of ... read more

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