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Bubbles for Broken Bones

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2017

Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.

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The new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.

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Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017

Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.

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Tissue-Clearing Technique Works on Bone

By Kerry Grens | April 26, 2017

CLARITY made mouse bones transparent while preserving fluorescent labels so researchers could visualize tagged osteoprogenitors.

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Newborn Dinosaurs

By Catherine Offord | April 22, 2016

The world’s largest dinosaurs were born with adult-like proportions, possibly allowing them independence at a younger age, scientists show.

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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero

By Kerry Grens | October 13, 2015

An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.

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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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A Bone-Deep Kinship

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2013

A Neanderthal rib fragment provides conclusive evidence that the ancient hominins were susceptible to a benign bone tumor of modern humans.

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Crack Control

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.

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Space-bound Fish

By Jef Akst | July 31, 2012

Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.

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