Bone

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The delicate balance of treating growing but brittle bones

Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to become fragile and brittle. It is a major health problem worldwide, mainly affecting adults. However, children can also rarely be affected as a result of other diseases ...

Medical research

Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in men

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Now, Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis treatment rates no longer rising in UK

Prescription rates of anti-osteoporotic drugs (AOD) to people aged 50 years or above have stabilised in men, and decreased in women since 2006, following a rise from rates in 1990, a new Southampton study has shown.

Medical research

Researchers explore biomechanical regulation of a key gene in bone

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Damian Genetos at UC Davis and Alex Robling at Indiana University School of Medicine, investigated a regulatory element for the gene controlling ...

Medical research

Team IDs gene involved with fracture healing

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.

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