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Researchers Discover "Thermostat" That Regulates Bone Density

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November 16, 2001
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Researchers tracking the cause of a rare genetic disorder that causes brittle bones have discovered a genetic “thermostat” that appears to control the accumulation of bone mass during growth. The findings could substantially increase understanding of why many people fail to achieve sufficient bone mass during the first three decades of life, a significant risk factor for the development of osteoporosis.

Researchers tracking the cause of a rare genetic disorder that causes brittle bones have discovered a genetic “thermostat” that appears to control the accumulation of bone mass during growth. The findings could substantially increase understanding of why many people fail to achieve sufficient bone mass during the first three decades of life, a significant risk factor for the development of osteoporosis.


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