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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 ...

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’ ...

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

Group Doctor Visits May Improve Life for People with Muscle Disorders

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that people with muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophies may benefit more from group doctor visits than individual appointments. ... Full story

Researchers Identify Mechanism That Could Help Old Muscle Grow

BOSTON- Sarcopenia–the significant loss of muscle mass and function that can occur as we age–is associated with many chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. In findings published online ahead of publication in the September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University identify a muscle-building mechanism that could be important in addressing sarcopenia. ... Full story

Proteins causing daytime sleepiness tied to bone formation, providing target for osteoporosis

DALLAS – Orexin proteins, which are blamed for spontaneous daytime sleepiness, also play a crucial role in bone formation, according to findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings could potentially give rise to new treatments for osteoporosis, the researchers say. ... Full story

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