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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Building Better Bones 

In a paper published earlier this week, UCSB researchers describe finding a molecular 'glue' that holds bones together and helps them resist breaking. These proteins seem to act as a sort of spring mechanism or shock absorber, which I think is pretty cool.

The main implications of this finding are fairly obvious - improved break healing, prevention in weakened patients, even prevention in healthy patients - and would be hugely beneficial if realized.

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