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Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms
...res of 400 C and lower. As the rock solidifies it fractures
and cracks, seawater rushes in and the rock "heals" around tiny amounts of the liquid. The high temperatures cause the seawater to react with the surrounding rock and fluids to evolve into methane-rich compositions. The process can take thousands o...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
...me thin and weak, resulting in a greater chance of fractures
and other injuries. In severe cases, osteoporosis also can cause a person's shoulders to round and the upper back to deform, resulting in the unfortunately familiar dowager's hump. Osteoporosis affects 35 million Americans -- nearly four times as man...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...nitively whether iron deficiency leadsto more bone fractures
in humans. That will be our next step. Welllook at this more in the future, and examine the effects of iron deficiencyon other bones, he said. Medeiros said that he didnt originally intend to study the effectsof iron deficie...
Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says
...n Americans, can result in weakened bones, causing fractures
and injuries. Patients in the United States spend $13 billion a year on osteoporosis treatments. A big problem with both calcium intake and lactose tolerance, nutritionists say, is that most people, especially teen-age girls, don't consume enough dai...
UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances
... fragility. OI leads to repeated life-threatening fractures
andextremely short stature in affected patients. Scientists know that an error inthe genes encoding for type 1 collagen, an extremely strong protein found in bone, is responsible for the bonefragility seenin OI. UPMC researchers are attem...
Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients
...alacia and is associated with an increased risk of fractures
in theelderly. The team studied two groups of p...tamin D deficiency will someday have problems like fractures
andosteoporosis, we believe that more patients should be screened and treated forlow vitamin D level...
CU Team Develops New Techniques For Repair Of Bone And Cartilage
...that show promise for faster healing ofsevere bone fractures
and the regeneration of cartilage in ailing joints...beams. "A common procedure to treat severe fractures
is the use of screws andplates," said Anseth. "But our degradable polymers form a bone-like materia...
Skeletal Muscle Yields Precursors Of Bone Cells That Form Bone When Transplanted Into Animals
...bone-producing cellsin a highly specific manner to fractures
which currently lead to incompletehealing. In a cl...bone-producing cells in a highly specific mannerto fractures
which currently lead to incomplete healing. The results are beingpresented Feb. 1 at the annual nat...
UCSF Researchers Identify Key Genes In Bone Healing Process That Could Lead To New, Molecular-Based Treatments
... to develop new clinicaltreatments for troublesome fractures
in which we mimic the natural healingprocess," said Theodore Miclau, MD, lead investigator and UCSF assistantprofessor of orthopaedic surgery who treats patients at San Francisco GeneralHospital Medical Center. Miclau presented the study findings h...
Tip Sheet: Papers At IADR Meeting
... Fixing faces and fractures. Facial deformities, fractures
that won'theal---these serious medical problems us...be to use the genedelivery system to try to repair fractures
and skull deformities in animals. Fluoride freeze. It's in our toothpaste, in our water, and in t...
Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk Of Hip Fracture In Older Women
...ded from the study. There were 30 women with hip fractures
caused by osteoporosis and 68hospitalized for elec... control group.Fifty percent of the women with hip fractures
were deficient in vitamin D, 36.7percent had elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels (a hormone wh...
Many patients not treated for easily corrected life-threatening condition, new study shows
...caused brain swelling. Further, he says, their hip fractures
may well havebeen the result of falls following the seizures. "The importance of hyponatremic encephalopathy both as a cause of seizures andinjury at home, as well as a dangerous complication in the hospital should notbe underestimated," he says, pa...
University of Pittsburgh team finds gene that increases risk of oteoporotic fractures
...d falling. "Our findings suggest that osteoporotic fractures
may result from genes that donot influence bone mi...r couldimprove our ability to understand how these fractures
occur and allow us toidentify women at increased risk," remarked Jane Cauley, Dr.P.H., associateprof...
Microbes in basalt thrive on mixed diet of toxic waste
...se clusters of microorganisms live in the poresand fractures
of the rock. "When water infiltrates from rain or melting snow, aburst of nutrients reaches them through fissures in the rock, and they bloomlike flowers in the desert" -- suggesting that microbes might play a role inmetal-ion reactions. It ...
First results of male osteoporosis treatment study
...eight loss, which is amarker of possible vertebral fractures
due to osteoporosis. Though widely known as a dise...affects women, osteoporosis is responsiblefor bone fractures
in as many as 25 percent of men over the age of 60. Almost 50percent of women over 60 suffer fractur...
CYP17 gene proves important in determining bone growth, find University of Pittsburgh investigators
... isconnected with the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures
Common cholesterol drugs could be used to treat osteoporosis, as reported in the 3 December issue of Science
...ese women had higher bone mineral density and less fractures
in their hip. However, Mundy cautioned that this retrospective analysis is not definitive, since the overall sample size was small and there were no controls on the length of treatment or the consistency of the statin doses. The real answer to how we...
Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...es a visual representation of the fastener and any fractures
or degradation. 'Doctored up' cotton for improved healing Innovative methods of altering cotton gauze to enhance the healing of chronic wounds are being developed by researchers at Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Virgini...
Protein that stimulates blood vessel growth also helps repair broken bones
... orthopedic surgeon who works in Helms' lab. "The fractures
that tend not to heal are open fractures
and those from high energy accidents, such as high speed auto, or pedestrian vs. auto accidents,' he...
Tea drinking improves bone strength in older women
related to poor bone mineral density (BMD) are a significant cause of illness in elderly women. High caffeine intake has been reported as a risk factor for reduced BMD. However, tea contains other substances which may explain why tea drinking has a ...
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