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Osteoporosis Research News: CRI scientists discover new bone-forming growth factor that reverses osteoporosis in mice

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(SOURCE: UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER) – A team of scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) discovered a new bone-forming growth factor, Osteolectin (Clec11a), which reverses osteoporosis in mice and has implications for regenerative medicine. Although Osteolectin is known to be made by certain bone marrow and bone cells, CRI researchers are the […]

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Osteoporosis Research News: Key regulator of bone development identified

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(SOURCE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY) – Loss of a key protein leads to defects in skeletal development including reduced bone density and a shortening of the fingers and toes — a condition known as brachydactyly. The discovery was made by researchers at Penn State University who knocked out the Speckle-type POZ Protein (Spop) in the mouse […]