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Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy

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Bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis and fractures is a major problem for cancer patients who receive…
New medication gives mice bigger muscles

April 1, 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University have studied a new group of medicinal products which increase the muscle- and bone…
New technique could help regrow tissue lost to periodontal disease

March 26, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans will have periodontal…
Researchers identify immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease

October 19, 2018

An unhealthy population of microbes in the mouth triggers specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, leading…
Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise

October 19, 2018

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has…
Ancient Chinese medicine holds the answer of an effective osteoporosis treatment

August 30, 2017

Osteoporosis is a disease which reduces bone density, increasing the risk of breaking. Osteoporosis sufferers are typically older…
Of Mice & Mars

July 10, 2017

Far above Earth, a curious colony of spacefarers is sharing close quarters on the International Space Station as…
Bone hormone boosts muscle performance during exercise but declines with age

June 14, 2016

When we exercise, our bones produce a hormone called osteocalcin that increases muscle performance, according to a study…
Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice

March 18, 2016

Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore…
Better survival of implanted cells improves healing of bone fractures

February 20, 2016

To treat a complicated, non-healing bone defect, surgeons often use an implant with living cells to promote bone…
Fishing for answers on bone loss in space

January 26, 2016

Crew members reared small freshwater fish aboard the International Space Station for 56 days and examined the animals’…
Born to break: Mutation causes fragile bones

January 17, 2016

Researchers show gene variant causes Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, may illuminate bone loss more generally Fragile bones are usually an…
Born to Break: Inherited Disease Sheds Light on Bone Loss

January 14, 2016

Fragile bones are usually an old person’s affliction, but sometimes children are born with them. Now, a team of…
Gene therapy could aid weight loss without affecting bone loss, new research finds

October 22, 2015

Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side…
Study Blocks Inflammatory Bone Loss in Gum Disease

October 1, 2015

Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, doesn’t just cause soft-tissue inflammation and bleeding. It also destroys the…
Scientists create a new potential drug to treat osteoporosis

June 29, 2015

Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a potential new treatment of osteoporosis.…
Nothing to squirm about: Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss

January 13, 2015

It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping…
Discovery may lead to better treatments for autoimmune diseases, bone loss

September 25, 2014

MD/PhD student Julia Warren discusses her research into a new approach to designing treatments for autoimmune disorders and…
Ut-researcher discovers new method for creating bone tissue and cartilage tissue

July 24, 2014

UT-Doctoral Degree Candidate Anne Leferink has discovered a new method for creating bone tissue and cartilage tissue. By…
A hydrogel that knows when to go

May 8, 2014

Rice University bioscaffold material degrades as bone grows to replace it  Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel…
Wrist-Sized Bone Scanner Could Fly To The Space Station In 2016

November 19, 2013

The University of Saskatchewan hopes to fly a wrist-sized MRI to the International Space Station by 2016 in…
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