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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

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Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

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1700-year-old Egyptian mummy was boy dressed as girl, reveals 3D scan


November 26th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): An Egyptian mummy said to be 1,700 years old has been revealed as a boy dressed in girl's clothing.The child, who lived around 350AD, was housed at Saffron ... Read more...

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It’s a boy, reveals Egyptian mummy’s scan


November 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A 1,700-year-old Egyptian mummy has been revealed to be a boy dressed in girl's clothing, thanks to high-tech hospital scans.The child, who lived around 350 AD, underwent scans ... Read more...

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Superglue speeds up recovery for heart surgery patients


October 25th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) A superglue called Kryptonite reduces the recuperative period from eight to four weeks for patients who have undergone heart surgery. The glue, named after the mythical green element ... Read more...

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Kryptonite superglue speeds up recovery in heart patients post surgery


October 25th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): New research has shown that using a cutting-edge Kryptonite superglue can improve the recovery of heart patients recovering from open-chest surgery."It has properties like natural bone and allows ... Read more...

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Bone drug may help fight breast cancer


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Zoledronic acid (Zometa), the bone strengthening drug, can help fight metastatic breast cancer when given before surgery, suggests a new research by Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Enough calcium in early life key to optimal bone health


May 14th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Not getting enough calcium when one is an infant could endanger bone health for life and perhaps trigger obesity, a new research says. During an 18-day trial involving newborn ... Read more...

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Proper calcium supplement early in life key to lifelong bone health


May 14th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that not only is calcium required for strong and healthy bones, it could also play a vital role in determining bone health for ... Read more...

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Protein jab mends broken bones


May 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Scientists have found a novel way to significantly speed up the healing of broken bones in mice, a feat which, if replicated in humans, could mean people with ... Read more...

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First discovery of animals making their own carotene


April 30th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In what could be called as the first among animals, insects, known as aphids, can make their own essential nutrients called carotenoids, say University of Arizona researchers.To date, ... Read more...

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New way to accelerate bone healing


April 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): A group of researchers has found a way to significantly speed up the healing of broken bones in mice.The feat which, if replicated in humans, could mean people ... Read more...

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Follicle-stimulating hormone decreases bone mineral density during menopause


April 26th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Other than estrogen, another hormone-follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) may also be involved in decreasing bone mineral density during menopause, according to new research at the Medical College of Georgia ... Read more...

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Exercise pill for osteoporosis patients on the way


April 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered precisely how mechanical stress, such as exercise, promotes new bone growth, a discovery which could lead to the development of new drugs for osteoporosis patients ... Read more...

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The World’s Shortest Man, He Pingping Dies


March 16th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Guinness Book of World Record's World's Shortest Man has died at the age of 21.He Pingping passed away Sunday in Rome, Italy. He was just ... Read more...

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Dwarf dinos never really grew up at Neverland-like Island in Transylvania


February 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that dwarf dinosaurs existed on an island in Transylvania, as well as explained how dinosaurs shrank during the Late Cretaceous at the Neverland-like ... Read more...

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Smart coating helps surgical implants bond with bone, ward off infection


February 4th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from North Carolina State University have developed what they call a "smart coating" that will help surgical implants bond more closely with bone and ward off infection.When ... Read more...

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Bone implant raises hopes for kids with skull deformities


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have found that a synthetic bone matrix could offer hope for babies born with craniosynostosis- a condition that causes the plates in the ... Read more...

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Burial site reveals brain surgery was carried out in Ireland 1,000 years ago


November 11th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, November 11 (ANI): A burial site in Ireland has revealed that brain surgery was being carried out in Ireland more than 1,000 years ago.A multitude of insights about life and death ... Read more...

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Lap band surgery improves health of morbidly obese kids


November 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Lap band surgery has been found effective in improving the health of morbidly obese adolescents, say researchers.The study found that Lap band surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ’scaffold’ to regenerate lost or damaged bones, tissues


October 20th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Lizard has a unique ability to regrow body tissue that is damaged or torn. If its tail is pulled off, it grows right back. It's an impressive feat, ... Read more...

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T. Rex found bitten by cousin


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Dinosaur hunters have unearthed the jaw of a Tyrannosaurs Rex only to find a tooth from Gorgosaurus, a smaller cousin of T. Rex, dug into the bone, which ... Read more...

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Green tea may help improve bone health


September 17th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Green tea may help improve bone health, researchers in Hong Kong have reported.The boffins found that the tea contains a group of chemicals that can stimulate bone formation ... Read more...

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Existing osteoporosis drug may keep joint injuries from causing long-term osteoarthritis


September 13th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): Preliminary findings of a study suggest that an existing osteoporosis drug can prevent cartilage loss from osteoarthritis following injury to a joint, and also regenerate some cartilage that ... Read more...

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Ancient Irish skeletons could help solve mystery of rare genetic bone disease


August 25th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 25 (ANI): Two ancient skeletons with a rare genetic bone disease unearthed from a medieval Irish graveyard may hold key insights for medical experts in solving the mysterious ailment.The two ... Read more...

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Circulating blood cells can form bone outside the normal skeleton


July 24th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Circulating cells in the blood have the ability to form bone at sites distant from the original skeleton, according to a new research.It is believed that bone-forming cells, ... Read more...

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Dairy milk better than calcium for bones and growth


April 29th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Dairy milk scores over calcium in promoting bone growth and strength, according to a study conducted at Purdue University. Connie Weaver, food and nutrition professor at Purdue University, ... Read more...

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Milk promotes better bone growth, strength than calcium supplements


April 29th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that dairy is better than calcium carbonate when it comes to promoting bone growth and strength.In the study, researcher Connie Weaver found that ... Read more...

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Kids love for sweet taste linked to their physical growth


March 19th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Kids heightened liking for sweet-tasting foods is linked to their physical growth, according to a new study.The study has been conducted by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Stem cells may stop osteoporosis, promote bone growth


March 5th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells-mesenchymal stem cells-with a hormone called interferon (IFN) in our bodies, might stop osteoporosis ... Read more...

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Now, a biomaterial to rebuild broken bones


February 19th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): In a major breakthrough towards rebuilding broken bones, Aussie scientists have created a synthetic biomaterial that encourages the body to create bone on its own.The biomaterial created ... Read more...

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He Ping Ping is the World’s Shortest Man


February 14th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
He Ping Ping, the World's Shortest Man said on Friday there was every reason to think big about being tiny.The World's Shortest Man recognised last year by the Guinness World Records as ... Read more...

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Osteoblast cell injections may speed up fracture healing


February 12th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Osteoblast cell obtained from a patient''s own bone marrow can help quicken the healing of a long bone fracture, according to a new study.Dr Seok-Jung Kim from ... Read more...

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