Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers crack mystery behind rare bone disorder

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic basis of "dripping candle wax" bone disease. The rare disorder, known as melorheostosis, causes excess bone ...

Cardiology

Cardiomyocytes fuse when the heart grows and regenerates

Cardiomyocytes fuse during cardiac development and regeneration. A scientist of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) discovered these previously unknown processes with the aid of genetically modified zebrafish ...

Oncology & Cancer

Steps toward a promising therapy for a rare bone disease

Patients with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE)—a rare disease that causes the growth of multiple benign bone tumors—have limited treatment options. The genetic disorder affects roughly 1 in 50,000 people and can be ...

Medical research

Knee joint signals bones to grow

Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US, have revealed a communication system between the knee joint and developing bones in mice, which controls bone growth during early development and after injury.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Team reaches milestone in effort to treat bone disorders

A recent study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center has reported progress toward the bioengineering of cartilage that could help treat disorders known to disrupt the normal development ...

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