A master regulator for bone regeneration has been identified by scientists from the University of Freiburg and the University of Basel. Bone tissue is a nano-composite: The inorganic mineral phase so called hydroxyapatite confers the bone stability, and these calcium-containing nano crystals are dispersed in an organic framework consisting of the protein collagen. Although bone… Read more

Making healthy lifestyle choices when it comes to diet and exercise can make all the difference when it comes to overall bone health and decreasing risks of osteoporosis. As bone is lost, the skeleton becomes more and more osteoporotic and prone to bone fracture. While everyone loses some bone, there are those that are less… Read more

Bone is flexoelectric, researchers at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have discovered. In a new paper, they posit the possible role of flexoelectricity in the regeneration of bone tissue in and around the kind of microfractures incurred in bones on a daily basis. One of the great unknowns in bone remodelling has been how… Read more

Cartilage is highly important to joint function. In healthy joints, cartilage tissue provides a gliding surface that prevents friction during movement. Additionally, cartilage acts as a shock absorber to prevent damage to underlying bone. Damage to cartilage leads to many different healthcare issues, the most commonly known being osteoarthritis. As a result, there is a… Read more

Researchers at University of Birmingham have recently developed an exciting new method for growing bone tissue ‘in a dish’. The developed bone resembled its natural counterpart on both a structural and functional level and could be used for studying many bone-related health issues. While multiple studies have been released showing development of ‘bone-like’ structures in… Read more