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How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

September 11, 2019

New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy…
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…
A link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis

May 13, 2019

Some risk factors for osteoporosis such as being older and female or having a family history of the…
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…
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…
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…
Gene map offers osteoporosis hope

January 7, 2019

An atlas of genetic markers may hold the key to unlocking new treatments for osteoporosis, thanks to University of…
Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

November 30, 2018

Assistant professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz and colleagues have developed a hydrogel that combines synthetic materials with living cells, and…
New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

September 3, 2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined…
Molecule may give rise to new osteoporosis treatments

May 30, 2018

A molecule promoting blood vessel growth in bone can create an environment suitable for bone-building, representing a potential…
Study: Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old

March 13, 2018

The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone…
New osteoporosis treatment on its way? Scientists found that altering sugar chains promotes bone growth

February 20, 2018

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the globe. It causes bones to become fragile and the bone tissue…
“Don‘t break a hip!” – a new screening program could reduce the number of hip fractures

December 24, 2017

“Don‘t break a hip” – that’s what we say when someone is climbing a chair. A simple joke…
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen

December 19, 2017

The study, published in The Lancet, reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would…
Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment target

September 5, 2017

Scientists are homing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of…
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…
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

July 18, 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined…
Mice headed for space to test bone-building drug

June 2, 2017

What do space travel, rodents and a bone-building protein all have in common? A team of UCLA scientists…
Early epigenetic switches associated with childhood bone health

May 12, 2017

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new University of Southampton study…
Bones: Weak Spot

July 25, 2016

As we age, every stumble or fall comes with a risk—a risk that is even greater for those…
Resistance training may improve older men’s bones in fight against osteoporosis

June 17, 2016

A new study targeting older men with low bone mass expects to see big improvements in bone and…
Mice Studies in Space Offer Clues on Bone Loss

May 26, 2016

Astronauts know their bodies will be tested during time spent on the International Space Station, from the 15…
Study offers new hope for treatment of osteoporosis

March 22, 2016

An international study by The University of Western Australia may lead to a new treatment for osteoporosis caused…
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…
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: 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…
Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

September 22, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used…
Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test

August 18, 2015

A new test for offers the possibility of near real time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis…
One size does not fit all when it comes to marrow fat, scientists say

August 7, 2015

Discovery by U-M-led team finds two kinds of fat cells inside bone marrow, could help search for osteoporosis…
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