News tagged with parathyroid

New findings on gene regulation and bone development

The patients have single short fingers (metacarpals) and toes (metatarsals) and can be restricted in growth due to a shortened skeleton. This hereditary disease is called brachydactyly type E (Greek for short ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Serotonin could play a large role in bone loss

Scientists have long known that calcium leaches from the bones both during lactation and in certain types of cancer. The driver behind these phenomena is a molecule called parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP), which ...

Feb 21, 2012
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New research could extend life of arthritic joints

A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic ...

Sep 21, 2011
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Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients

A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds widespread vitamin D deficiency among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood ...

Sep 25, 2014
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