How much vitamin D is enough? It depends

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should treat each patient's requirements as unique rather than rely on "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging bones calcium supplements vitamin-d

To heal big bone wounds, we could one day inject ‘spackle’

Researchers aim to treat complex bone wounds with what they lightheartedly call an injectable "spackle" full of stem cells.

Jim Lynch-Michigan | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bones injuries stem-cells wounds

Stem cell therapy treats bone metastases but saves bone

"This is a safe and almost nontoxic treatment compared to chemotherapy, which often leaves patients with lifelong issues."

Maurisa Jones-UC Irvine | July 26, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones cancer metastases stem-cells

Courtship traditions led to the leggy African chicken

African chickens are the result of centuries of choices by farmers, some based on courtship, some based on taste. Now, the chickens are under threat.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biodiversity bones chickens ethiopia evolution farmers food

Hydrogel delivers one-two punch to bone infections

Bone infections after surgery can be hard to treat and delay healing. A new hydrogel attacks bacteria and encourages regrowth with a single application.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones hydrogels implants infections medical-devices

Foot fossils say our ancestors weren’t stuck in trees

To become better walkers and runners, the human body changed dramatically over several million years. New research indicates how that happened.

James Devitt-NYU | May 1, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology bones evolution feet fossils walking

Scientists use ‘x-ray vision’ to see how catfish nab prey

The new 3D-imaging technology is so precise that it let scientists track catfish movements with errors equivalent to the width of a human hair.

Mollie Rappe-Brown | April 17, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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3D-printed tissue could fix athletes’ damaged joints

A new 3D-printed scaffold may one day help heal bone and cartilage injuries, common to athletes' knees, ankles, and elbows.

Mike Williams-Rice | March 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing athletes bones cartilage injuries joints

Method grows a new jawbone from a rib

Researchers have developed a way to grow a new, live jawbone from ribs.

Mike Williams-Rice | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones implants injuries jaws ribs

Cave full of rat bones reveals ‘Hobbit’ habitat

Thousands of ancient rat bones offer clues to the habitat of the mysterious hominin H. floresiensis, who stood about 3 feet 6 inches tall.

Carol Clark-Emory | March 18, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology bones caves ecosystems evolution fossils rats rodents skeletons

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