Osteoporosis Treatment News and Information

What is Osteoporosis? (Definition)

According to the National Institute of Health, Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist.

Osteoporosis is called the “silent disease” because bone is lost with no signs. You may not know that you have osteoporosis until a strain, bump, or fall causes a bone to break.

See below for updated news and information regarding Osteoporosis including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Osteoporosis Treatment News and Research

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

(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 first to show Osteolectin promotes ...
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Osteoporosis Research News: Key regulator of bone development identified

(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 and characterized the impact on ...
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