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FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy

New therapy addresses unmet medical need for rare disease ...

Stem cell ‘living bandage’ for knee injuries trialled in humans

A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been ...

Creative approach to exploring genome IDs genes likely responsible for bone strength

Charles Farber, PhD, of the School of Medicine's Center for Public Health Genomics In an important step in the battle against osteoporosis, a serious brittle bone ... Full story

CRI scientists discover new bone-forming growth factor that reverses osteoporosis in mice

DALLAS – A team of scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) discovered a new bone-forming growth factor, Osteolectin (Clec11a), which reverses osteoporosis in mice and has implications for regenerative medicine. ... Full story

Precise nerve stimulation via electrode implants offers new hope for paralysis patients

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research that demonstrates how limbs can be controlled via a tiny array of implanted electrodes. ... Full story

A new system to detect spinal deformity

Hokkaido University researchers have developed a symmetry-recognition system for the surface of the human back that can three-dimensionally detect the early stages of idiopathic scoliosis, a type of spinal deformity, without the help of a specialist doctor. ... Full story

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders ... Full story

Link between DNA and chronic widespread joint pain

Scientists at King’s College London, funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK, have found a link between changes in marks on the outside of DNA ... Full story

Bid to recognise silent epidemic that affects 1 in 3 over 60

The University of Melbourne is leading a push for Australia to recognise Sarcopenia, a muscle-wasting disease that affects 1 in 3 people globally over the age of 60. ... Full story

Towards better hip replacements

Porous implant has potential to extend life of hip replacements by mimicking quality of real bones ... Full story

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