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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Forensic Research Finds Bone Density Affects Size of Bullet Holes

Aug. 3, 2016 — A proof-of-concept study finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking ... read more

Clinical Usefulness of Bone Turnover Marker Concentrations in Osteoporosis

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new review finds lack of comparability between current clinical assays for CTX is evident, indicating possible limitations of combining such data for meta-analyses; to improve interpretation of ... 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

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

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

Physical Activity Builds Stronger Bones, Even in Children With Genetic Risk

June 13, 2016 — Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research. The ... read more

Study Finds One-Third of Women Taking Bisphosphonates Remain at Risk for Fracture

June 6, 2016 — A recent study of oral bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis treatment, found that approximately a third of women prescribed these drugs continue to be at elevated risk for bone ... read more

June 1, 2016 — New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries, report ... read more

Running May Be Better Than Cycling for Long-Term Bone Health

May 30, 2016 — Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activities like cycling, conclude the authors of a new study ... read more

Hormone Treatment in Transgender Persons Could Shed Light on Role of Sex Hormones in Bone Density

May 30, 2016 — Male-to-female (MtF) transgender persons have a greater increase in bone mineral density than female-to-male (FtM) persons in their first year of hormone treatment. The research helps scientists ... read more

Premature Babies May Grow Up to Have Weaker Bones

May 30, 2016 — Low birth weight babies are at higher risk of osteoporosis later in life, especially if they are born prematurely, say researchers. Targeting these children with the appropriate diet and ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow in mice, where they may be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them, has been ... read more

Dose of Transplanted Blood-Forming Stem Cells Affects Their Behavior

May 25, 2016 — Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn't come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect ... read more

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

Benefits of Calcium Supplements May Be Outweighed by Cardiovascular Risks

May 12, 2016 — Taking calcium and vitamin D can help prevent broken bones in older women. However, this benefit may be cancelled out by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, say ... read more

Early Walking in Toddlers Linked to Stronger Bones

May 11, 2016 — Children who start to walk and jump earlier are more likely to have stronger bones later on in life, research ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Hundreds of NFL players have invested in using stem cells to treat injuries, a new article reports. The publication revealed one NFL linebacker 'paid $6,000 a pop for a 1-milliliter vial of ... read more

Men Also at Risk for Osteoporosis

May 5, 2016 — Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over ... 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

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

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