Bone grafts with stem cells could prevent extra surgery

A new method using stem cells could make for much better bone grafts, researchers report. They could help patients avoid pain or even additional surgery.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: stem-cells bones health-and-medicine

‘NICE’ bioink could make printable bone grafts

A new kind of bioink shows promise for bioprinting patient-specific bone grafts, or other body parts like ears, blood vessels, or cartilage.

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: 3d-printing bones arthritis hydrogels health-and-medicine

Neandertals got picky about bones for their tools

"Neandertals knew that for a specific task, they needed a very particular tool. They found what worked best and sought it out when it was available."

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: neanderthals bones uncategorized

Nuclear traces reveal the ages of whale sharks

Scientists used a measure of lingering radioactivity from nuclear explosions to estimate the age of whale sharks, an endangered species.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sharks bones endangered-species science-and-technology earth-and-environment radioactivity

Some blobby frog heads hide amazing spiny skulls

Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution skeletons frogs bones amphibians featured science-and-technology skulls

Your teeth hold a ‘biological archive’ of your life

Our teeth record experiences like reproduction and incarceration from the time they appear until death, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: teeth dentistry skeletons bones science-and-technology

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Lettuce offers a potential drug for healing broken bones

People with diabetes have a higher risk of broken bones, and may need longer to heal. A drug grown on lettuce could speed things up.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes plants bones drug-development proteins health-and-medicine

Marrow cells switch jobs to repair injured bones

Scientists thought bone healing was the domain of skeletal stem cells, but another kind of cell steps up after an injury, research in mice shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: stem-cells bones health-and-medicine injuries fractures

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