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Bone Density Recovers After Teens Stop Injected Contraceptive

...ce adolescents at higher risk for bone fracture or osteoporosis later in life. “This study shows that after adolescents stop using DMPA, their bone density can increase to levels comparable to those of other women in their age group,?said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. The study authors wrote tha...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

... identify those people at especially high risk for osteoporosis of the hip. The CYP1A1 variant that the researchers linked to osteoporosis may be an important genetic marker for evaluating that risk. "Ideally, you want to start early to a...

Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder

...ne regulation and could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and other crippling bone disorders. A research team from Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Switzerland, and the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., char...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

...eas of "beauty" can damage their bones and lead to osteoporosis later in life. The women, from Australia, Austria...ging population, it is expected that the burden of osteoporosis will increase dramatically if no preventive action is taken. Dr Khunying Kobchitt, president of the...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...from salmon has been found effective in preventing osteoporosis while a salmon-derived sulfate is an antidote to the anticoagulant heparin. Sponges are particularly targeted as potential sources of pharmaceutical products. One of the most effective treatments for leukemia is based on derivatives of a sponge whil...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...from salmon has been found effective in preventing osteoporosis while a salmon-derived sulfate is an antidote to the anticoagulant heparin. Sponges are particularly targeted as potential sources of pharmaceutical products. One of the most effective treatments for leukemia is based on derivatives of a sponge whil...

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

... or treatment of post-menopausal "hot flashes" and osteoporosis - but no proper clinical trials have been done to study this. Information about these compounds appears to be spreading. Hop-containing herbal preparations are already being marketed for breast enlargement in women, the OSU research report said, wit...

New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment

...006. Current FDA-approved pharmaceutical-based osteoporosis treatments, such as bisphosphonate drugs and hormo...llowing diets: control; mineral deficiency-induced osteoporosis (MD); MD supplemented with Mg-CaP; Zn-CaP; F-CaP; and Mg/Zn/F-CaP. Each supplement was 0.6% of the M...

New weapon in battle against osteoporosis

...gh is making "cannabinoidreceptors" a key focus of osteoporosis research. "We know two types of cannabinoidrecept...ccess to genetic samples from more than 160 female osteoporosis patients and 240 healthy women. This line of enquiry proved a complete success: "We found that a spe...

Ocean acidification threatens cold-water coral ecosystems

...ed to build weaker skeletons, a process similar to osteoporosis in humans. Cold-water corals provide habitat for many commercially important fish species and harbor several species of sponges that produce chemicals with anti-cancer and other medicinal uses. Unfortunately, says Guinotte, just as scientists are ...

Research identifies protein in mice that regulates bone formation

...us health consequences. One-fifth of patients with osteoporosis who fracture their hips will die within a year. As the baby boomer generation gets older, it is predicted that the number of hip fractures may triple by 2020 unless better prevention and treatment for the disease is improved. The researchers, led b...

New research: Soy germ isoflavones reduce bone loss

...nes for safely decreasing bone loss and preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women." Another recent study published in the journal of Fertility and Sterility demonstrated soy isoflavones' effectiveness and key role in improving mood and cognitive function in postmenopausal women. This research strongly poin...

Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life

...etons will become less dense, a process similar to osteoporosis in humans. As a result, reef structures are threatened because corals may be unable to build reefs as fast as erosion wears away the reefs. "This threat is hitting coral reefs at the same time that they are being hit by warming-induced mass bleachin...

Researchers discover new gene responsible for brittle bone disease

... found that, without this key gene, mice developed osteoporosis due to defects in their osteoblasts. Another team working at McGill University in Montreal identified human patients who had OI due to mutations in CRTAP, demonstrating for the first time that CRTAP has an essential function in humans. In additio...

'Best of both worlds' -- Targeting a single gene could inhibit bone decay and stimulate bone growth

...tion. This concept may lead to drug treatments for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Senior author Yongwon Cho...gely understood, hence a handful of drugs treating osteoporosis are available. Most drugs inhibit osteoclasts, which cause bone decay. But there is also at least on...

Scientists identify a candidate gene for osteoporosis

...According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 55% of Americans over the age of 50. Low ...hromosomal region has also been shown to influence osteoporosis in humans. The protein encoded by DARC binds to chemokines—or small signaling proteins—that a...

Using dental X-rays to detect osteoporosis

...ed a unique way of identifying patients at risk of osteoporosis by using ordinary dental x-rays. Professor Paul F....an innovative software-based approach to detecting osteoporosis using routine dental x-rays, by automatically analyzing specific characteristics of the radiographic...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

...ngthening the skeleton would not only help prevent osteoporosis and fractures but also might give patients a survival advantage." In the laboratory mice studied, G-CSF increased the number and activity of bone cells called osteoclasts, which resorb bone material as part of the normal process of bone turnover. Th...

NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis

...ne and wrist fractures. The basic mechanism behind osteoporosis involves an imbalance between bone mineral formation and loss, but the detailed biological processes that lead to this imbalance are not completely understood. Now researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one ...

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