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Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

Osteoporosis, wherein the density of the bone is lost and becomes brittle, is one of the dreaded complications in women after they attain their menopause. This happens as a result of decreased levels of estrogen, which is responsible for maintaining the bone density. ..Dr. Sunil J. Wimalawansa, of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has shown her study using the animal model that...

Use parathyroid hormone to fight brittle bone disease

A study conducted on more than 1600 women reveals that parathyroid hormone (parathormone) increases the patient’s bone density and cut the risk of fractures in them. The same hormone is also useful in regulating calcium levels in the body. .... The new aspect of the hormone guarding against fractures has opened up the prospect of the hormone being used to treat osteoporosis or brittle...

Stem of Hope: Stem Cell Research Acquires a Brittle Star As A model

Brittle star is forming the basis upon which Scientists at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Kristineberg Marine Research Station are studying// stem cells with the capacity to probe into human and vertebral research, without having to bother about ethical issues. ....Amphiura filiformis, or the brittle star, is a lot like the starfish and can grow back the lost arms in a few weeks. Sam Du...

Teriparatide for Brittle Bone Disorder

Researchers are seeking a treatment and thereby finding a drug which can prevent the further breaking of the bones of patients suffering// from osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Jimmy Fox is one of them though he is not suffering from that disease he still wants to be part of the team in finding the drug against this genetic disease otherwise called as brittle bone disorder. Still, Fox, who owns a bu...

Researchers Discovered the Gene Responsible for Brittle Bone Disease

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that a previously unexplained fatal form of Osteogenesis //Imperfecta--a disorder that weakens bones and which may cause frequent fractures--results from a genetic defect in a protein involved in the production of collagen. ....The affected gene contains the information for cartilage associated protein, or CRTAP. The function of CRT...

Yesteryear Bond Babe Britt Ekland is Todays Grumpy Old Woman

Swedish actress Britt Ekland is all set to turn into a grumpy old woman . ......The former Bond girl has been roped in to star in a touring stage production of the hit BBC show Grumpy Old Women. ......The 64-year-old actress will join the likes of Denise Black and Dillie Keane to portray the character of a glamorous grumpy. ......Shes certainly one of the more glamorous grumpies, the Daily Exp...

Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

Researchers at Imperial College London have found that injections of stem cells during the gestation period may help prolong the lives of children with brittle bone disease , osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). ......The genetic defect, detected in human foetuses by DNA testing or ultrasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suffer fractu...
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