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Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia

A recent study found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from

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Understanding how bone-dissolving cells are generated

Chronic bone and joint diseases, such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, affect millions of people worldwide, particularly the elderly, degrading their quality of life. An important factor in both of

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Scientists develop self-healing bone cement

Material scientists at the University of Jena have developed a bone replacement based on calcium phosphate cement and reinforced with carbon fibers. The fibers increase damage tolerance and ensure that

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People with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures, new research led by the University of Sheffield has found. The research, conducted in collaboration with scientists from Sutter Health,

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3D X-ray techniques reveals secrets from inside bones

An international research team has used new X-ray techniques to describe how the architecture of healthy human bones is built up. The team has uncovered a hitherto unknown structure in

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Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures

Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers at Texas

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Bringing burnt bones back to ‘life’ using 3D technology

Forensic scientists at the University of Portsmouth have discovered a new way of presenting fragile evidence, by reconstructing a ‘jigsaw’ of human bone fragments using 3D printing. In the first

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University College Dublin researcher to co-lead a €4.5m collaborative project to develop new therapies to treat orthopaedic infection

A University College Dublin (UCD) researcher, Professor Paula Bourke, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, is principal investigator (PI) on a €4.5 million collaborative project to develop new therapies

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Excess weight during pre-school linked to higher bone fracture risk

Pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal weight pre-schoolers, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone

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Orthopaedic patients go to private clinics abroad to avoid COVID-19 delays

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard on patients waiting for orthopaedic surgeries. Extra delays added up to the already long waiting lists in Canada, the UK, Ireland and other parts