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Recently Identified Molecule Could Lead to New Way to Repair Tendons

Berkeley Lab scientists study cell-density signaling complex linked to collagen production ...

Atomic Structure of Key Muscle Component Revealed in Penn Study

PHILADELPHIA — Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in ...

TUM doctoral candidate develops flexible assembly aid

Thumbling from a 3D printer protect joints ... Full story

Inexpensive drug has reduced expensive transfusions for hip replacements

By Leslie Shepherd - An inexpensive drug is leading to improved quality of care, fewer blood transfusions and big cost savings at St. Michael’s Hospital. ... Full story

Activity level may predict orthopaedic outcomes, especially in younger, more athletic patients

ROSEMONT, Ill.—According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients’ activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. ... Full story

QMUL scientists discover teeth protein promises bone regeneration

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. ... Full story

Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man

by Marketing and Communications - Schools are being urged to include both girls and boys in body image awareness, following a new Flinders University study which reveals boys believe they need to be big, strong and muscular to be a man. ... Full story

MicroRNA that blocks bone destruction could offer new therapeutic target for osteoporosis

DALLAS – UT Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. ... Full story

Heart muscle can regenerate itself in very limited amounts, scientists find

UCLA researchers are first to directly measure division of cardiomyocytes ... Full story

HEALTH LINE: Proper Diagnosis, Treatment Crucial for Myasthenia Gravis

CINCINNATI—Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease whose name, translated from Greek and Latin, means "grave muscle weakness.” But with proper diagnosis and treatment, a UC Health specialist says, patients can get back on track with their normal lives. ... Full story

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