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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Virtual Bone Biopsy Helps Identify Why People With Diabetes Are at Risk of Bone Fractures

Jan. 19, 2016 — A study using high resolution imaging to create a "virtual bone biopsy" has shed new light on why people with type 2 diabetes are at risk of bone fractures. Researchers used high resolution ... read more

Source of Stem Cells Used for Bone Marrow Failure Treatment Varies Worldwide

Jan. 12, 2016 — The use of peripheral blood stem cells and bone marrow as stem cell sources for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with bone marrow failure has been the focus of recent research. ... read more

Surgery Is More Effective Than Drug in Hyperparathyroidism Post-Kidney Transplantation

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new study compared the results of surgery with drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism, i.e., after a kidney ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Cancer cells that lie 'snoozing' in the skeleton can be awakened by changes in the bone that surrounds them, scientists have shown. In a world first, researchers have used state-of-the-art ... read more

Antibody Developed to Save Cancerous Bones

Dec. 2, 2015 — Osteosarcoma (OS) is a rare cancer most often affecting adolescents and children. While most bone cancers have their origin in other body tissues and spread to the bones through metastases, OS ... read more

Experts Urge Early Evaluation of Fracture Risk in Diabetics

Dec. 2, 2015 — Despite an up to six-fold increased risk of fragility fractures in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, there is a general lack of knowledge about the complex relationship between bone and diabetes. In ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour's football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the ... read more

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Harm Bone Health

Nov. 17, 2015 — In a new animal study, researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greater Neighborhood Access to Fast-Food Outlets Linked to Lower Bone Mass in Infants

Oct. 13, 2015 — Neighborhood exposure to fast-food outlets is potentially linked to poorer bone development in early childhood, a new report suggests. Investigators looked at the effects of neighborhood food ... read more

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Cancer researchers have discovered how cancer-induced bone destruction causes skeletal muscle weakness. They found that inhibiting TGF-beta, a growth factor released from bone during cancer-induced ... read more

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