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How to heal broken bone on vegan diet

You may think of your bones as stable, rigid and steady. But they are actually in a state of constant flux, continuously breaking down and rebuilding. In the early part of life, they rebuild faster than they break down as the skeleton grows. With aging, though, the balance between bone breakdown and bone formation becomes… Read More »

NIH researchers discover gene for rare disease of excess bone tissue growth

What Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a second gene that causes melorheostosis, a rare group of conditions involving an often painful and disfiguring overgrowth of bone tissue. The gene, SMAD3, is part of a pathway that regulates cell development and growth. The researchers are now working to develop an animal model with… Read More »