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September 28, 2020

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Trial Questions Benefits of Organic Nitrates for Bone Health

A new study found that organic nitrates do not have clinically relevant effects on bone mineral density or bone turnover in postmenopausal women, and the medications caused significant side ...

After a Bone Injury, Shape-Shifting Cells Rush to the Rescue

Conventional thinking is that bone regeneration is left to a small number of mighty cells called skeletal stem cells, which reside within larger groups of bone marrow stromal ...

Bone Bandage Soaks Up Pro-Healing Biochemical to Accelerate Repair

Researchers have engineered a patch or bandage that captures a pro-healing molecule called adenosine that briefly surges at the site of a bone break or fracture to accelerate and improve the natural ...

New Bone Healing Mechanism Has Potential Therapeutic Applications

A new mechanism that contributes to adult bone maintenance and repair opens the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies for improving bone ...

Shortened Sleep May Negatively Affect Women's Bone Health

Getting too little sleep was linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density (BMD) and developing osteoporosis, as reported in a recent study of postmenopausal ...

Adults With Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Have Lower Bone Density

New research has found lower bone density in adults who are likely to have undiagnosed celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by consuming gluten, despite this group consuming more calcium ...

Critical Process for How Breast Cancer Spreads in Bones

Researchers have identified a pair of proteins believed to be critical for spreading, or metastasizing, breast cancer to ...

Recommendations to Prevent Secondary Fractures in Adults 65+ With Osteoporosis

A multistakeholder coalition has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture -- the most ...

Novel Approach to Ultrasound Raises Possibility of New Medical Applications

A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. Researchers hope to fine-tune the technique for use in assessing osteoporosis risk and ...

Cells That Make Bone Marrow Also Travel to the Womb to Help Pregnancy

Bone marrow-derived cells play a role in changes to the mouse uterus before and during pregnancy, enabling implantation of the embryo and reducing pregnancy loss, according to new ...

How Babies Absorb Calcium Could Be Key to Treating Osteoporosis in Seniors

New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy bones -- a discovery that could lead to treatment for osteoporosis and other ...

Vitamin D: How Much Is Too Much of a Good Thing?

A three-year study has shown that there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D. More research is required to determine if high doses may actually compromise bone ...

New Pharmaceutical Target Reverses Osteoporosis in Mice

Biomedical engineers have discovered that an adenosine receptor called A2B can be pharmaceutically activated to reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the ...

Family History of Diabetes Linked to Increased Bone Mineral Density

The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone mineral density ...

Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Reduced Risk of Premature Death

A large cohort study has revealed a common osteoporosis drug significantly decreases premature mortality risk, likely related to a reduction in bone ...

Bone Strength Could Be Linked to When You Reached Puberty

A new study has linked bone strength to the timing of ...

Uncovering Secrets of Bone Marrow Cells and How They Differentiate

Researchers mapped distinct bone marrow niche populations and their differentiation paths for the bone marrow factory that starts from mesenchymal stromal cells and ends with three types of cells -- ...

Gravity Changes Mass of Muscles and Bones, Experiments in Space Show

Researchers have found that bone and muscle mass are regulated by the altered gravity. The experiments were done in space using Kibo, an ISS module developed by JAXA, and on the ...

Eggshells Can Help Grow, Heal Bones

Eggshells can enhance the growth of new, strong bones needed in medical procedures, a team of researchers has ...

Women Exposed to Common Antibacterial Chemical More Likely to Break a Bone

Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a new ...

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