Medical research

Breast cancer: Why metastasis spreads to the bone

When cancer cells break away from a primary tumor and migrate to other organs, this is called "metastatic cancer." The organs affected by these metastases, however, depend in part on their tissue of origin. In the case of ...

Medical research

Scientists reveal how chronic liver injury causes bone loss

A research team led by Prof. Chen Di from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences along with other collaborators have revealed the molecular mechanisms behind bone loss caused ...

Biomedical technology

How sound waves could help regrow bones

Researchers have used sound waves to turn stem cells into bone cells, in a tissue engineering advance that could one day help patients regrow bone lost to cancer or degenerative disease.

Surgery

Developing bioactive coatings for better orthopaedic implants

Bioactive coatings play a vital role in the success of implants such as those for knees or hips, because their properties induce a biological response that is good for the health. Ph.D. student Imran Deen and Professor Federico ...

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