Medical research

A fountain of youth for ageing stem cells in bone marrow

As we age, our bones become thinner, we suffer fractures more often, and bone-diseases such as osteoporosis are more likely to occur. One responsible mechanism involves the impaired function of the bone-marrow stem cells, ...

Oncology & Cancer

What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma?

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Osteoporosis prevalence at femur neck, lumbar spine 12.3 percent

(HealthDay)—The age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis at either the femur neck or lumbar spine or both was 12.6 percent among adults aged 50 years and older in 2017 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

A 'skeletal age' calculator to predict bone fracture risk

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature death.

Surgery

Osteoporosis, controversial fractures and various bone markers

Aging and lifestyle-related metabolic imbalances, such as hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and oxidative-stress, cause the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), including pentosidine (PEN, crosslinked type) ...

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