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University of Minnesota researchers replicate FSH muscular dystrophy in mice
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications describes a breakthrough in research related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSHD . The debilitating genetic disease - which has no approved treatment - affects an estimated 38,000 Americans and causes degeneration and wasting of the skeletal muscles. Scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School inserted into mice a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Reports reveal racial and ethnic disparities in lupus rates
Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are published in Arthritis Rheumatology , provide the latest information from lupus registries in California and New York. In the reports from the California Lupus Surveillance Project and the Manhattan L ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 11
Muscle nuclei: May the force be with you
A group of researchers at Instituto de Medicina Molecular iMM Lisboa has revealed the mechanism by which cellular nuclei reach their position within muscle cells. This discovery, now published in Nature Cell Biology , can have important implications in therapeutic strategies to treat muscular diseases. Muscular diseases can range from genetic disorders to aging muscles. Muscle loss affects the ent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 11
Under-reporting of vertebral fractures by radiologists: A missed opportunity
Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures. People with osteoporotic vertebral fragility fractures VFFs are at increased risk of future fractures, including potentially devastating and life-threatening hip fractures. Hip fractures are very costly to the healthcare system, and in the UK account for at least pound 1,1 billion in hospital costs alone. A new retrospective study by ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 8
Hip fracture often deadly, Australian study shows
Hip fracture is a major public health problem, associated with high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to the healthcare system. With the ageing of populations worldwide, the socioeconomic burden of hip fracture is set to rise dramatically. A new Australian study published in Archives of Osteoporosis , looks at the 12-month mortality of older persons presenting to hospitals in Australia with ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment target
Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease. Researchers from The University of Queensland andMcGill University in Canada led the study, identifying 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, which often result in fractures. UQ Diamantina Institute re ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury
CHICAGO --- After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself. A biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. As a res ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis
A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate clinical decision-making in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis OA is a joint disease that deteriorates the articular cartilage. The most important risk factors are age ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Tears in tiny bone cells called osteocytes appear an important step to better ...
AUGUSTA, Ga. Aug. 29, 2017 - The force gravity and physical activity put on our bones causes tiny tears in the membranes of the tiny cells that enable us to make or break down bone, scientists say. While that may sound bad, it s actually a key piece of how the force we put on our bones helps keep them strong, they report in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research . The bone has to constantly adapt and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain landscape in the United States, the survey authors said. The bottom line Significant and debilitating pain that endures for three months or more is now a common ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga Gets Women With Back Pain Moving: Study
Another study finds that yoga classes can improve back function among people with chronic or recurrent lower back pain. While the British researchers found that yoga could help people move about and perform tasks, the ancient practice did not appear to reduce back pain itself. The finding comes on the heels of similar results from a U.S. investigation published last week by University of Washingto ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study
Yoga instruction and conventional stretching classes are equally good at relieving discomfort from chronic moderate lower-back pain, new research suggests. Both are also better than trying to manage pain on your own by following the exercise, lifestyle and flare-up advice provided in self-help books, the study found. For a person with garden-variety back pain who is willing to move their body, the ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28