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May 4, 2016

Apr. 28, 2016 — A protein complex that helps direct the growth of axons -- the parts of neurons that make up our nerves, connecting our senses and muscles to the brain and spinal cord -- has been discovered by a ... read more

Probiotics Stop Menopause-Like Bone Loss in Mice

Apr. 27, 2016 — Probiotic supplements protected female mice from the loss of bone density that occurs after having their ovaries removed, researchers have shown. The findings suggest that probiotic bacteria may have ... read more

Expert Panel Evaluates Role of Osteoporosis Medications in Fracture Healing

Apr. 27, 2016 — Using a structured expert-opinion process, an expert panel has written a consensus report on the use of osteoporosis medications in patients with recent fracture and the potential role of these ... read more

Trabecular Bone Score Validated as Standalone Predictor of Fracture Risk

Apr. 26, 2016 — A team of international researchers has now validated the predictive ability of Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) using individual-level data of 17,809 men and women from 14 studies ... read more

Survival Rates for Patients at High Risk of Relapse of Childhood Leukemia Improve With High Doses of Chemotherapy Drug

Apr. 25, 2016 — Up to 20 percent of patients with high risk of relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are not cured. That could change with the results from a clinical trial that shows giving high doses of a ... read more

Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new article explores the options for astronauts who want to prevent menstrual bleeding during their space missions. The article reviews contraceptive devices available including those already used ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is ... read more

Research Links Heart Disease With Testosterone

Apr. 20, 2016 — Testosterone might be involved in explaining why men have a greater risk of heart attacks than women of similar age, according to a ... read more

A New Player Revealed in Nerve Growth Process

Apr. 20, 2016 — A protein previously known for its role in kidney function, adaptor protein CD2AP, also plays a significant role in the nervous system, and is associated with a type of neural growth known as ... read more

Non-Inflammatory Destructive Periodontal Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new case was studied in order to analyze features of the disease, and discuss the possible etiologic factors. The majority of all forms of periodontal diseases, are considered as ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — An underlying cause of dangerous immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries has been identified by researchers who now propose a possible treatment. They report that spinal ... read more

Risk of Second Major Osteoporotic Fracture Is Greatest Immediately After First Fracture

Apr. 17, 2016 — This study shows that show that the risk of further fracture after a first major osteoporotic fracture is greatest immediately following the first event, with a declining, but still increased, risk ... read more

Farmers Are Not Just the Backbone of a Nation, They May Have Stronger Hips Too

Apr. 16, 2016 — This study found that in Sweden, for male farmers, the risk of a hip fracture was 14 percent lower compared to other occupations, adjusted for age. When also adjusted for rural status of residence, ... read more

Hip Fracture Risk Rises in the 10 Years After Total Knee Replacement

Apr. 16, 2016 — A Swedish study shows that individuals with total knee replacement (TKR) due to primary osteoarthritis had a low risk for hip and vertebral fracture in the decade before surgery. However, after total ... read more

Preliminary Study: Antibody Therapy Reduces Cancer Stem Cells in Multiple Myeloma

Apr. 16, 2016 — An experimental antibody treatment decreased by half the number of cancer stem cells that drive the growth of tumors in nearly all patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow and bone ... read more

Immune Cells Help the Brain to Self-Heal After a Stroke

Apr. 15, 2016 — After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it ... read more

Studies Demonstrate Improved Safety Results Achieved With Investigational Drug for Hep B

Apr. 15, 2016 — Studies demonstrate that tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) improves patient safety while maintaining efficacy in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection compared to tenofovir disoproxil ... read more

Drug Candidate Stops Extra Bone Growth in Animal Model of Rare, Genetic Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — New preclinical research provides support to a drug that has been repurposed to possibly treat a rare and extremely disabling genetic bone disease, particularly in children. In that disease, ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A research team has revealed new information on the underlying mechanisms of cell circuits in a part of the brain for novel therapeutic strategies to treat chronic ... read more

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