One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results–nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after […]Continue Reading ...
Participation in organized sport during childhood and adolescence is associated with bone mass at 20 years of age, according to a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study. In the study that followed 984 children into young adulthood, males who were ‘consistent sport participators’ from ages 5-17 years had significantly greater whole body and leg […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time ever, a research team from the small innovative enterprise Biomimetix, implementing several NUST MISIS developments, has successfully implanted a biomimetic hybrid prosthesis imitating bone structure made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and titanium alloy into a patient’s femoral bone. The successful surgery was carried out at the request of the “MedVet” […]Continue Reading ...
Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study, undertaken in mice, found that sustained intake of vitamin A, at levels equivalent to 4.5-13 times the human recommended daily allowance (RDA), caused significant weakening of the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating of the most common joint disease – osteoarthritis. The bi-functional composite imitates the complex osteochondral structure of a joint, i.e. both cartilage and bone tissues. According to the World Health Organization, […]Continue Reading ...
With age, expression of a small molecule that can silence others goes way up while a key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone goes down, scientists report. They have the first evidence in both mouse and human mesenchymal stem cells that this unhealthy shift happens, and that correcting it can result in […]Continue Reading ...
Evidence from the teeth of Anglo Saxon children could help identify modern children most at risk from conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers from the University of Bradford found that analysis of milk teeth of children’s skeletons from a 10th Century site in Northamptonshire, England, gave a more reliable indicator of the […]Continue Reading ...
TDFs induce greater osteogenic differentiation than human osteoblast-like cells A) Osteogenesis-related morphological changes of different cell types, B) ALP levels and C) calcium assays were significantly higher for TDFs, confirming greater osteogenic ability compared with diverse osteoblast-like cells. Credit: Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/ s41598-018-32946-6 Additional concerns of the emergence of cancer cell-like features in the […]Continue Reading ...
Despite recommendations from governmental bodies around the world, vitamin D supplements do not benefit bone health. The conclusion follows one of the largest reviews ever of vitamin D. Image Credit: R_Szatkowski / Shutterstock The authors of the study are urging physicians, prescribers and the government to stop advising people to take regular vitamin D supplements. […]Continue Reading ...
Breaking a bone causes bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture, and primarily around the time of the fracture, two new studies from UC Davis Health show. The studies are among the first to associate fractures with systemic bone loss. They also begin the path to finding […]Continue Reading ...
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors. Consequently, an increasing patient population is impacted by […]Continue Reading ...
A group of Canadian and Korean scientists and physicians have developed the first DNA-based test that allows them to tell which patients will relapse after receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, for their acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. The findings, published recently in the journal Blood, could help doctors improve patient outcome by changing […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 7 2018 Dental implant technology has advanced greatly over the past few decades, allowing for more cost effective procedures. Often, when a patient loses teeth due to trauma or disease, bone loss ensues that makes it difficult or impossible to use dentures or dental implants. To combat this problem, bone grafting, a surgical procedure […]Continue Reading ...
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