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Acoustics meeting in San Diego

... and thigh). By directing ultrasound at simulated fractures of various widths, they found that (1) fracture si...m the bone beyond the fracture and (2) even small fractures dramatically reduced, or "attenuated," the amount of ultrasound that crossed the fracture. The acou...

Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health

...ne density from the skeleton that often results in fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Signs of advanced ost... Bone deterioration is responsible for 1.5 million fractures each year, resulting in as many as 300,000 deaths due to complications, yet two simple measures--exe...

Army-funded effort examines androgen's role in bone loss

...rch and Materiel Command, looking to reduce stress fractures and preserve bone health among its young recruits,... the aging population." Of the 1.3 million bone fractures attributed to osteoporosis each year, 150,000 are hip fractures that occur in men with a 15 percent ...

Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

...steoporotic fracture in their lifetime. When these fractures occur in older individuals, quality of life can decrease, sometimes dramatically. Osteoporosis is also associated with higher mortality. New research conducted by Katherine Tucker, PhD, director of the Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Pro...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...over time. "Everyday activities cause microscopic fractures in our bones," explains Schwarz. "Those fractures are normal and healthy, and our bones re-knit them constantly. But when the bone is dead, there is n...

Familiar blood pressure drug may prevent osteoporosis

...ost of caring for people with osteoporosis-related fractures totals $18 billion per year, a figure that will in...with osteoporosis who took beta blockers had fewer fractures than those who did not. "The task now is to develop beta blockers that are specific to bone and do n...

Dental researchers answer key enamel question

...l part of bone structure, helping it to heal after fractures - amelogenin degrades and disappears during the process of enamel mineral growth, or biomineralization. Because its transient role makes it hard to study, amelogenin has not been well understood despite investigations stretching over many years, said...

NIH holds conference to assess evidence on management of menopauserelated symptoms

...ease, or breast cancer and benefits like fewer hip fractures or less risk of colon cancer in certain groups of women using MHT. It is not clear how these findings apply to women with symptoms because these clinical trials were not designed to study such women, but rather to test whether MHT could prevent chron...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...stion is how to treat patients suffering from bone fractures and other defects that may not heal because they are also suffering from other disorders. We are looking at the current treatment for repairing bone defects, which is the use of allograft tissue, as well as newer treatments such as combining allograf...

Key regulator of bone cells linked to osteoporosis

...s characterized by loss of bone density leading to fractures in response to relatively mild trauma. Other disorders of localized bone loss include rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. The research on osteoporosis, led by Associate Professor Agns Vignery in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabil...

Talking robots, green buildings, and shockwave healing

...llege? How can ultrasound trigger healing in bone fractures that are otherwise very stubborn to mend? Could airplane noise lower a student's test scores? These and other questions will be addressed at the joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA), ...

UCLA researchers discover new method to generate human bone

...olated a natural molecule that can be used to heal fractures and generate new bone growth in patients who lack it. Bioengineering professor Ben Wu at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Kang Ting, Thomas R. Bales Professor at UCLA's School of Dentistry, are developing a new mole...

Researchers observe predictors of natural immunity to ovarian cancer

... result in lower incidence of ovarian cancer. Bone fractures were among seven events or conditions leading to elevated levels of these antibodies. The list includes mastitis during breast feeding, use of an intrauterine device, development of osteoporosis, and several types of gynecological surgery, including...

Researchers grow stem cells from human skin

...ue removed by surgery, to fill in the gaps in bone fractures or replace muscle damaged by injury. "The ability to engineer tissues from a patient's own cells may overcome two major problems in transplantation medicine: immune rejection and tissue shortage," Atala said....

Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

...materials, leading to a new type of bone graft for fractures that may also be important in the treatment of bone-thinning diseases such as osteoporosis. In a typical bone graft, bone or synthetic material is shaped by the surgeon to fit the affected area, according to Haddon. Pins or screws then hold the healt...

Fundamental discovery -- bone fracture

...althy bone resists fracture and how unhealthy bone fractures at the molecular level. Included with the article are the highest resolution images of bone ever published, which reveal the location of the adhesive or "glue" that holds together mineralized collagen fibrils (protein fibers) of bone. The glue appea...

Ossur acquires US orthotics company Royce Medical

... Technologies for treatment of sprains, strains, fractures and post-operative care A variety of orthopedic braces and supports, including walkers and soft braces Diabetic foot care products and walkers for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers Collars for the immobilization of the spine Royce Medical ha...

Taking a break from fractures: A closer look at vitamin D

...n, and with people living longer, experts say bone fractures will become a bigger and more costly problem unles...one and five years, and looked specifically at hip fractures or other fractures that did not involve the spine. The researchers found that only subjects receivi...

Genetic factors influence propensity to bone fractures in elderly

...tors in an elderly individual's propensity to bone fractures depends on the individual's age and the type of fr... Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Bone fractures resulting from osteoporosis have a profound impact on quality of life, with only one third of patien...

Agns Vignery, osteoporosis researcher, named Yale-Pfizer Visiting Faculty

...nduce bone formation locally for the prevention of fractures and the repair of non-union fractures. The technology is being refined in rodents, anticipating its rapid translation to humans. "One vision for the program is to enhance the scientific understanding between Pfizer and Yale, and, more broadly, betwee...

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