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Simple polymer could unlock more effective bone regeneration treatments

A new technique developed by biomedical engineers could help to unlock the full potential of a promising treatment for bone regeneration, creating ...

Altering Stem Cell Perception of Tissue Stiffness May Help Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders, According to Penn Bioengineering Study

PHILADELPHIA – A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment, ...

"Injected Mix of Bone-augmenting Agents Causes New Bone Growth in Mouse Jaws"

Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) deliver a protein/peptide combination using an injectable gel carrier to promote bone formation in mouse jawbones ... Full story

Soluble corn fiber can help young women build bone, and older women preserve bone

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman’s life – adolescence and post-menopause – can help build ... Full story

Helper Molecule Reverses Degeneration of Muscle in Mouse Model of Tissue Aging, Wasting

Penn study illuminates role of essential compound in maintaining physical endurance, possible MD treatment ... Full story

Back pain link to 24-hour body clock revealed

New research by University of Manchester scientists has for the first time shown that our spinal discs have 24-hour body clocks which when they malfunction, can contribute to lower back pain. ... Full story

Vitamin D research reveals bone health concerns

Adolescents are risking their bone health because they have low levels of vitamin D, new research with schoolchildren in Manchester has shown. ... Full story

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

PULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease. ... Full story

Diagnosing gout could become easier, more cost-effective with new portable device

Platform developed at UCLA uses computational microscopy to analyze uric acid crystals ... Full story

Most surgical meniscus repairs are unnecessary

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society. ... Full story

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