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Correcting an imbalance between two key molecules in bone-producing cells shows promise for improving bone health in a rare genetic disease that affects skeletal integrity.
Researchers have discovered a form of the thyroid hormone receptor that accounts for some of thyroid hormone’s effects, including its role in bone development and maintenance.
Observations of mice engineered to carry a mutation that causes a severe form of dwarfism have led to a better understanding of the pathology of the disease.
Many racial/ethnic groups are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Learn the facts.
Women make up 80 percent of those with osteoporosis. Find out how to prevent and treat this disease.
Osteoporosis affects 2 million men in the United States. Find out if you are at risk.
Strong bones begin in childhood. Learn how to help kids build up their “bone bank accounts.”
The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with contributions from: