Medical research

Molecule made by muscle shown for first time to build bone

A recently identified molecule produced by skeletal muscle in response to exercise, has been shown to increase bone mass, according to a collaborative study between researchers at the Mount Sinai Bone Program, Icahn School ...

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The brittleness of aging bones -- more than a loss of bone mass

It is a well-established fact that as we grow older, our bones become more brittle and prone to fracturing. It is also well established that loss of mass is a major reason for older bones fracturing more readily than younger ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Micro-computed tomography provides new insights into Paget's disease

A MedUni Vienna study group led by Peter Pietschmann from the Institute of Pathophysiologyand Allergy Research in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the Museum of Natural History Vienna has made a detailed analysis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obesity in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IV bisphosphonate Tx linked to drop in bone turnover in DMD

(HealthDay)—For patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), intravenous bisphosphonate therapy is associated with declines in bone turnover, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the Journal of Bone and ...

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