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USC researchers use zebrafish to understand the role of cartilage in bone repair

Scientists hope that lessons learned from zebrafish jawbone regeneration might hold promise for healing severe human bone fractures ...

Early walking in toddlers linked to stronger bones

Results can help prevent fractures and osteoporosis ...

New Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Can Model Radiation Therapy Damage and Assess Preventive Measures

New Rochelle, NY —Engineered bone marrow grown in a novel microfluidic chip device responds to damaging radiation exposure followed by treatment with compounds that aid in blood cell recovery in a way that mimics living bone marrow. ... Full story

Extended rest between weight lifting sets could help muscle growth

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth. ... Full story

A Mediterranean style diet might slow down ageing and reduce bone loss

Sticking to a Mediterranean style diet might slow down ageing finds the EU funded project NU-AGE. At a recent conference in Brussels, researchers presented that a NU-AGE Mediterranean style diet, tested in the project, significantly decreased the levels of the protein known as C-reactive protein, one of the main inflammatory marker linked with the ageing process. ... Full story

Quieting Cells' Low-Oxygen Alarm Stops Flare-ups in Rare Bone Disorder, Penn Animal Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA – The cellular response to the lack of oxygen fans the flames of flare-ups in a rare bone disorder. In fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a mutation triggers bone growth in muscles, which limits motion, breathing, and swallowing, among a host of progressive symptoms. ... Full story

USC Stem Cell study examines bone formation and vertebrate evolution

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

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 national guidelines setting out who should get one. ... Full story

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

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