A Bone-Deep Kinship
A Bone-Deep Kinship
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2013
A Neanderthal rib fragment provides conclusive evidence that the ancient hominins were susceptible to a benign bone tumor of modern humans.
Crack Control
Crack Control
Dan Cossins | Mar 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.
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
The Mechanical Body
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 26, 2012
“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of
Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet
Jef Akst | May 10, 2012
Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.
The Best of Experimental Biology
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 25, 2012
From breast milk stem cells to bone repair, this year’s EB conference held a number of exciting advances that could one day be translated into therapies.
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 
Vitamin D on Trial
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.
New and Improved Bone Tests
Tia Ghose | Jun 23, 2011
Two new approaches to test bone density provide a simpler way to predict risk of osteoporosis.
The world's densest bones
The world's densest bones
Kirsten Weir | Oct 1, 2006
How a car accident led to an important genetic discovery