Diabetics break bones easily – new research is figuring out why their bones are so fragile

Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.

Lamya Karim, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes type-2-diabetes bones bone-density biomedical-engineering proteins amino-acids

Ancient bird skull found in amber was tiny predator in the time of giant dinosaurs

The skull of Oculudentavis, found encased in amber, provides new clues into the transition from dinosaurs to birds and may be smallest of either ever found.

Jingmai Kathleen O'Connor, Senior Professor of Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  evolution  birds  dinosaurs  paleontology  fossils  amber  myanmar  feathered-dinosaurs  bones  fossil-record  fossil-skulls  phylogeny

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