Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia
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  October 1, 2018  
  Osteoporosis  
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 Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementiaStudy investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia
 
Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women across the world. In Germany, the prevalence of this chronic disease among people aged 50 years and older is around 15%.
 
   Genetics study uncovers key factors for fracture risk in osteoporosisGenetics study uncovers key factors for fracture risk in osteoporosis
 
The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors - bone mineral density and muscle strength - play a potentially causal role in the risk of suffering osteoporotic fracture, a major health problem affecting more than 9 million people worldwide very year.
 
   Research uncovers new mechanism involved in bone formationResearch uncovers new mechanism involved in bone formation
 
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to fracture easily due to a reduction in both bone mass and quality. Aging is one of its leading causes, and it is estimated that around 200 million people are affected worldwide.
 
 Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fractures
 
Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fracturesA paper titled "Assessment of the genetic and clinical determinants of fracture risk: genome wide association and mendelian randomization study" appeared today in the British Medical Journal.
 
 
 Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age
 
Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we ageWith age, expression of a small molecule that can silence others goes way up while a key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone goes down, scientists report.
 
 
 New guidance for treatment of bone loss in hematologic stem cell transplant Recipients
 
New guidance for treatment of bone loss in hematologic stem cell transplant RecipientsHematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors.
 
 
 Fracture causes bone density losses throughout the body
 
Fracture causes bone density losses throughout the bodyBreaking a bone causes bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture, and primarily around the time of the fracture, two new studies from UC Davis Health show.
 
 
 PolyU researchers design new self-fitting scaffold to induce bone regeneration
 
PolyU researchers design new self-fitting scaffold to induce bone regenerationResearchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have designed and fabricated a high performing self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite (the principal mineral component of bone tissue).
 
 
 Progenitor cells for human bone and cartilage have been identified
 
Progenitor cells for human bone and cartilage have been identifiedResearch published today describes for the first time the identification of human skeletal stem cells. The discovery may enable the development of novel therapeutic strategies for diseases that cause skeletal degeneration.