Medical research

Researchers regrow frog's lost leg

For millions of patients who have lost limbs for reasons ranging from diabetes to trauma, the possibility of regaining function through natural regeneration remains out of reach. Regrowth of legs and arms remains the province ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researchers develop ultra-thin 'computer on the bone'

A team of University of Arizona researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices, called ...

Diabetes

New findings on how diabetes impacts bone health

In addition to causing blood sugar imbalances, type 1 diabetes can contribute to nerve damage and sensory abnormalities—a condition call neuropathy—and has been linked to a higher risk of bone fractures. A new study published ...

Medications

Romosozumab substantially builds bone density in hip and spine

New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College Rheumatology's annual meeting, reveals that romosozumab, an osteoporosis drug, produces substantial gains in bone mineral density in the hip and lumbar spine ...

Health

Causes of higher risk of stress fractures in female runners

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, enjoyed by a broad range of age groups and skill levels. More women are running recreationally compared to men; specifically 54% of runners are female as indicated by ...

Medical research

Why do bones fail?

Can analytical methods from materials science help researchers better understand human bones? A team at Empa in Thun is pursuing precisely this approach.

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