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USC Stem Cell study examines bone formation and vertebrate evolution

Colleagues explain how a shared gene directs the development of bone-forming cells ...

Poorer patients less likely to get hip replacements

Poorer patients and those who require surgery at the weekend are less likely to receive a total hip replacement (THR), despite clear ...

Probiotics stop menopause-like bone loss in mice

Woodruff Health Sciences Center - Red staining shows the increased turnover of bone in female mice deprived of sex steroids, an effect that is microbe-dependent. Photo courtesy of Jau-Yi Li. ... Full story

Zebrafish study leads to potential treatment for muscle disease

The tiny zebrafish has been used by Monash University researchers to identify a potential approach to treating the progressive and devastating muscle disease, myofibrillar myopathy. The findings may also be useful for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which also involve an accumulation of protein aggregates. ... Full story

Self-healing Polymer Could Lead to Artificial Muscle

The polymer can also stretch to 100 times its original length, and even repair itself if punctured ... Full story

Stanford researchers create super stretchy, self-healing material that could lead to artificial muscle

Researchers show how jolting this material with an electrical field causes it to twitch or pulse in a muscle-like fashion. This polymer can also stretch to 100 times its original length, and even repair itself if punctured. ... Full story

Neanderthal bone found using novel fingerprinting technique

An international team of scientists has used a new molecular fingerprinting technique to identify one Neanderthal bone from around 2,000 tiny fragments found in Russia. ... Full story

Drug Candidate Stops Extra Bone Growth in Animal Model of Rare, Genetic Disease

Penn Medicine and CHOP researchers show that drug also maintains growth and limb motion in preclinical study of orphan disease ... Full story

Osteoarthritis: carbohydrate-binding protein promotes inflammation

(Vienna ) More and more people, particularly older people, are suffering from osteoarthritis due to wear and tear on their joints. This primarily affects the knee and hip joints but also the spine. ... Full story

How Insects Repair Their ‘Bones’

Biomechanics researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how insects build internal bandages to repair their broken ‘bones’. ... Full story

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