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UCLA study reveals bone-building protein’s impact on bone stem cells

Results could one day lead to treatment for millions of people living with bone loss ...

Abdominal muscles and athletic performance

The importance of strong abdominal muscles to an athlete's performance and injury risk is being explored by a Charles Sturt University (CSU) ...

Balanced diet for strong bones

Australian women are being urged to eat a varied balanced diet to reduce their exposure to cadmium, after a major study linked the metal to reduced bone density. ... Full story

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify a Potential New Treatment for Osteoporosis

JUPITER, FL - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone loss. ... Full story

Volunteers Needed for Study on Muscle Physiology and Physical Function

Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers to participate in a study that will examine the effects of age on muscle function and physical performance. The Muscle Physiology Lab is under the direction of professor Jane Kent. ... Full story

Osteoporosis is not inevitable – Austrian study indicates "practice change" for breast cancer patients

(Vienna, 03-06-2015) With the largest breast cancer study conducted in Austria, ABCSG 18, and with support from MedUni Vienna, the renowned Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG) has demonstrated that it is possible to protect patients from osteoporosis following endocrine cancer treatment. ... Full story

Sex and musculoskeletal health: differences between males and females extend to their bone and joint conditions

Educating patients, doctors about risks and prevention can yield better result ... Full story

Gene controls stem cells during muscle regeneration

Prmt5 gene regulates activity and function of muscle stem cells in injured skeletal muscles ... Full story

Researchers pin down enzyme role in muscle 'aging'

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting, and associated age-related problems. They believe that inhibiting it could hold the key to developing ways of preventing, or reversing, the adverse effects ... Full story

Old bones can regain youthful healing power, study finds

TORONTO – Broken bones in older people are notoriously slow to heal, but researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Duke University School of Medicine (Duke Medicine) may have identified a way to help them heal faster and better. The study, published in the May 19 edition of the journal Nature Communications, found that there are certain factors in blood cells that influence how bones heal. ... Full story

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