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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Mind the (Osteoporosis Treatment) Gap

Feb. 14, 2017 — A new review, referencing key clinical studies, guidelines and audits, outlines the main global challenges (and their solutions) facing healthcare professionals and policymakers responsible for ... read more

Radiation Therapy Continues to Be Gold Standard for Palliative Care of Painful Bone Metastases

Feb. 14, 2017 — An updated clinical guideline has been published that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The rise of MRSA infections is limiting the treatment options for physicians and surgeons. Now, an international team of researchers has used silver ion-coated scaffolds, or biomaterials that are ... read more

Blood Test May Help Differentiate Parkinson's from Similar Diseases

Feb. 8, 2017 — A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Three-dimensional printed scaffolds with varying pore sizes help scientists see how bone cancer tumors are prone to spread in a realistic ... read more

Insights on Optimal Treatment of Paget's Disease of Bone

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a study of patients with Paget's disease of bone -- a common skeletal disorder that can lead to bone deformity, fractures, osteoarthritis, and bone pain -- long-term intensive bisphosphonate ... read more

Is the Pain Coming from Your Hip, Spine or Both?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A team of engineers say a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with ... read more

Jekyll and Hyde Cells: Their Role in Brain Injury and Disease Revealed

Feb. 3, 2017 — New research has shown how normally helpful brain cells can turn rogue and kill off other brain cells following injury or ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulators of the master cells ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new radiotracer has been developed to diagnose prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and is especially difficult to diagnose. While prostate cancer is ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers document the first-in-human application of a new imaging agent to help find prostate cancer in both early and advanced stages and plan treatment. The study indicates that the new agent -- ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. A ... read more

Clue to How Cancer Cells Spread

Jan. 30, 2017 — In a second human case, a research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily. Severe cases of the disease can result in hundreds of fractures during a ... read more

Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way to identify ... read more

Examining Women's Bones During Menopause May Help Head Off Fractures

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new study examined the bone traits of 198 midlife women transitioning through menopause for 14 years. The goal: identifying women who will experience bone fragility well in advance of ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Reduce Risk of Bone Loss in Women

Jan. 26, 2017 — Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study ... read more

Universal CAR T Cell Therapy Helps Beat a Hard-to-Treat Pediatric Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Two infants diagnosed with a relapsed form of childhood cancer who had previously exhausted all other treatment options remain disease-free after receiving a first-in-human experimental therapy that ... read more

Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process Within Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. ... read more

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