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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

Research Suggests Common Blood Cancer Could Be Prevented Before It Develops

July 11, 2016 — A common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma, researchers have discovered. They found that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold ... read more

Transplant Drug May Provide Benefits After Spinal Cord Injury

July 8, 2016 — New research in mice indicates that a drug commonly used to suppress the immune system in recipients of organ transplants may also reduce tissue damage and neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. ... read more

Promising New Methods for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

July 8, 2016 — New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the ... read more

July 8, 2016 — It's like something out of a horror movie -- a killer bug that goes through your nose and can kill you in 24 hours. What's worse is it could be lurking in your body without you even knowing ... read more

Some Major Scoliosis Surgeries Can Be Avoided, Look-Back Study Suggests

July 7, 2016 — In a look-back study of medical records, researchers concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many ... read more

More Frequent Exercise Therapy Benefits Bone Strength in Very Low Weight Pre-Term Infants

July 7, 2016 — A new study investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no ... read more

Children Who Watch Lots of TV May Have Poor Bone Health Later in Life

July 7, 2016 — Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. Hours of television watching per week were ... read more

New Type of Rare Brittle-Bone Disease Discovered

July 6, 2016 — Researchers have discovered the first X-chromosome-inherited type of the congenital disease osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease. The new discovery improves the genetic ... read more

One Small Step for Babies, One Giant Leap for Humankind

July 5, 2016 — Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to ... read more

Risk of Blindness from Spine Surgery Down Significantly

June 30, 2016 — The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic ... read more

Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease May Be Safe

June 29, 2016 — A phase II clinical trial in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, suggests that transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord may be done safely. While ... read more

Common Chemical Highly Toxic to Blood Cell Precursors

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to ... read more

Index Could Help Identify Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have developed an index to better predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition, according to a new ... read more

Crisis in the Treatment of Osteoporosis

June 23, 2016 — The remarkable progress made over the past 30 years to reduce fractures and dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of osteoporosis patients is rapidly being reversed, say two bone ... read more

Hip Implants: Metal Wear Impairs Bone-Forming Cells' Function

June 22, 2016 — In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy, report researchers looking into the safety of hip implants. The release of metal ions ... read more

New Model Predicts Complication Risks in Surgery for Spinal Cord Compression

June 21, 2016 — A simple model consisting of four risk factors can help surgeons to predict the risk of complications after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy -- a common condition causing compression of ... read more

Gold Dust to Control Stem Cells

June 17, 2016 — Modified gold nanoparticles can be used to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone, researchers have ... read more

Researchers Discover an Early Warning Sign of Transplant Rejection

June 16, 2016 — A new study has identified a protein that could diagnose chronic graft-versus-host disease, a serious, long-term complication that affects some patients after a blood and bone marrow ... read more

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