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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Survey: 71 Percent of Hip Fracture Patients Not Told They Have Osteoporosis

May 19, 2016 — More than 7 in 10 older adults who suffer hip fractures aren't told they have the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis -- despite the fact that hip fractures nearly always signify the presence of ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved ... read more

Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner After Surgery

May 16, 2016 — Researchers have found that suture anchors, a less-invasive tendon repair technique, responded better to strength-testing after the surgery, supporting more movement in the knee earlier in the ... read more

Gene Replacement Therapy Offers Viable Treatment Option for Fatal Disease

May 5, 2016 — Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. SMA affects ... read more

Research Findings Reveal Potential to Reverse Cancer-Related Nerve Pain

May 5, 2016 — A study providing new information about neuropathic pain afflicting some 90 percent of cancer patients who have had nerve damage caused by tumors, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation indicates gene ... read more

May 4, 2016 — To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone with some special human-made plastic and create the needed shape with a 3-D printer. That's ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at have discovered that, when ... read more

Placenta Size, Offspring Bone Development Linked

May 3, 2016 — A larger placenta during pregnancy could lead to larger bones in the children, a new study has shown. The study found that the relationship between the placenta and offspring bone remained robust ... read more

Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of the Xiao Procedure in Children

May 3, 2016 — The results have been released of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the 'Xiao procedure' in children with spina bifida who suffer from neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The Xiao ... read more

Quieting Cells' Low-Oxygen Alarm Stops Flare-Ups in Rare Bone Disorder

May 2, 2016 — The cellular response to the lack of oxygen fans the flames of flare-ups in a rare bone disorder. In fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a mutation triggers bone growth in muscles, which limits ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study. The findings emerged from research ... read more

May 2, 2016 — One of the skeletal markers that anthropologists use to decipher the past, linear enamel hypoplasia, might need to be looked at in a new light. Scientists show that LEH, a result of stress during an ... read more

Benefits of Stem Cells for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries Assessed

Apr. 29, 2016 — Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, different types of stem cells vary in their ability to help restore ... read more

Metal Hip Replacements Implanted Since 2006 More Prone to Failure

Apr. 29, 2016 — Metal on metal hip replacements implanted since 2006 are more prone to failure and the need for further surgery, finds research looking at revision rates at one hospital trust for the DePuy Pinnacle ... read more

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

Apr. 28, 2016 — Imaging technologies offer a new window into spinal cord to understand touch and pain sensations. The innovative technology revealed that astrocytes--cells in the nervous system that do not conduct ... 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

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