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An ancient snake’s cheekbone sheds light on evolution of modern snake skulls

November 21, 2019

New research from a collaboration between Argentinian and the University of Alberta and McGill University paleontologists adds a…
Surgical Innovation Course Fosters New Approach to Bone Healing

October 2, 2019

Bone filler device accelerates bone healing impaired by age or cancer treatment. Within minutes of breaking a bone,…
Addition of growth factors to unique system helps new bone formation

August 29, 2019

The development of new bone can be a multistep process: first, stem cells differentiate into cartilage cells. Next,…
Resilient shark spines may inform treatment for human bone disease

August 20, 2019

Sharks don’t only have powerful jaws. They also have enviably strong spines. Their spines constantly flex when they…
Bone strength could be linked to when you reached puberty

August 14, 2019

Published in JAMA Network Openresearchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6,389 children in Bristol’s Children of…
Research on shark vertebrae could improve treatment of bone disease in humans

July 27, 2019

Argonne National Laboratory’s storied Advanced Photon Source, home to thousands of experiments through the years, is currently aiding…
Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

June 25, 2019

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that…
Replicating Fetal Bone Growth Process Could Help Heal Large Bone Defects

June 7, 2019

To treat large gaps in long bones, like the femur, which result from bone tumor removal or a…
Messenger cells bring good news for bone healing

May 14, 2019

How do bones heal, and how could they heal better? The answer to these questions may lie in…
New research could prevent jaw damage in patients being treated for cancer or osteoporosis

April 19, 2019

SC researchers and collaborators report a breakthrough to prevent damage to the jaw, a side effect suffered by…
Scientists discover an interaction that helps cancers spread to bone

April 18, 2019

“A large majority of human cancers are carcinomas derived from epithelial cells,” said Kang, a professor of molecular…
3D-printed tissues may keep athletes in action

April 2, 2019

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to…
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 Study Identifies Causative Genes in Osteoporosis

March 28, 2019

Researchers identified two novel genes that affect bone-formation cells relevant to fractures and osteoporosis; understanding these genes could…
Grow a better jawbone in your ribs

March 20, 2019

The jawbone is not typically connected to the rib bone, but it might be in an emergency. Rice…
New mechanism of bone growth discovered

March 4, 2019

In a paper published in the journal Nature, an international research team led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in…
Researchers Hope to Improve the Masquelet Technique

February 13, 2019

Orthopaedic surgeons sometimes use the procedure for patients missing a portion of bone. U-M researchers are working on ways…
A bone affected by osteoporosis. Image credit: German Tenorio via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
Ultra-Sturdy Bones, with a Surprising Origin, Suggest New Osteoporosis Approach

January 15, 2019

A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women’s bone…
Bone Deep: “Atlas” of Osteoporosis Compiled

January 7, 2019

A new study by an international research team including Harvard Medical School faculty has compiled an “atlas” of…
Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection

November 27, 2018

A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy…
A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones

November 14, 2018

Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain…
Genes behind rapid deer antler growth, hardening identified

November 9, 2018

Stanford scientists and their collaborators have identified two key genes responsible for the rapid growth of deer antlers.…
Unique type of skeletal stem cells found in ‘resting zone’ are actually hard at work

November 9, 2018

Skeletal stem cells are valuable because it’s thought they can heal many types of bone injury, but they’re…
3D-Printed Bones are Helping Doctors Prepare for Surgeries

October 30, 2018

Orthopaedic surgeons can now get their hands on the bones of patients before they reach the operating table…
Bone cell response to mechanical force is balance of injury and repair

October 21, 2018

Scientists have revealed the intricate process that bone cells use to repair themselves after mechanical injury, according to…
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…
Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans

September 25, 2018

A decade-long effort led by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists has been rewarded with the identification of the human…
When More Bone-making Cells Equal Less Bone

September 10, 2018

A rare mutation in a gene causes weak bones in mice and people – but not for the…
Back Z-drugs linked with bone fractures in dementia patients

July 25, 2018

Drugs to help dementia patients sleep better are linked to an increased risk of bone fractures according to…
Higher inflammation in older age is linked to lower bone density

June 20, 2018

Although inflammation can arise from infection or injury, chronic inflammation can occur in older age due to ageing…
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