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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

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

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

Implant Procedure Helps Patients With Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Oct. 22, 2015 — A minimally invasive implant procedure is highly effective in reducing pain and disability for patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, reports a new clinical ... read more

Zebrafish Study Offers Insights Into Nerve Cell Repair Mechanisms

Oct. 22, 2015 — A hormone called serotonin -- better known for its role as a mood booster -- can help zebrafish to recover from a spinal cord injury, scientists have found. The findings could aid research into motor ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — Stem cell therapies for post-heart attack tissue repair have had modest success at best. Clinical trials have primarily used bone marrow cells, which can promote the growth of new blood vessels, but ... read more

Oct. 21, 2015 — Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side effect of bone loss, according to new ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Researchers have opened a new avenue to advance a therapy to repair the paralyzed spinal cord, using a novel technique to grow cells in three dimensions, and without the traditional restrictions of ... read more

Scientists Find Evidence of How Incurable Cancer Develops

Oct. 16, 2015 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in explaining how an incurable type of blood cancer develops from an often symptomless prior blood disorder. The findings could lead to more effective treatments ... read more

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