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Clinical trial at IU School of Medicine improves treatment of genetic rickets

A new study shows a drug developed in conjunction with investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies. The findings are published in Lancet. X-linked hypophosphatemia, or XLH, is a phosphate-wasting disease that causes rickets and osteomalacia, or softening of the […]

Christina Griffiths  |  May 17, 2019

$10 million NIH grant to help IU investigators build good bones and strong muscles

More than a billion people worldwide struggle with musculoskeletal conditions. From arthritis to back pain, these ailments are the second-leading cause of disability, and have the fourth-greatest impact on the overall health of the world population, according to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative. Investigators at the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health at Indiana […]

Katie Duffey  |  Mar 04, 2019

Researchers discover new link between muscle signals and bone loss

Exercise causes muscles to produce a chemical signal that helps prevent bone damage, but as bones age they start losing their ability understand that signal, a research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has found.

IU School of Medicine  |  Apr 09, 2018

Study finds one-third of women taking bisphosphonates remain at risk for fracture

More than 53 million Americans age 50 and older, primarily women, have osteoporosis or are at high risk for the condition due to low bone density. A recent study of oral bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis treatment, found that approximately a third of women prescribed these drugs continue to be at elevated risk for bone fracture.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 06, 2016

Indiana CTSI and IU School of Medicine to host Indiana Musculoskeletal Symposium

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, in partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, will host the first annual Indiana Musculoskeletal Symposium June 1-2 in Indianapolis, Ind.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 31, 2016

Bone research leader appointed first director of IU musculoskeletal health center

Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D., an internationally recognized scientific and academic leader in bone research, has been named the first director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 15, 2016

Two IU researchers awarded $1.6 million by Department of Defense for breast cancer study

IU researchers receive DOD grant to study non-drug treatment for bone loss in breast cancer.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 30, 2015

NIH training grant to grow IU musculoskeletal research and physician-scientist recruitment

To boost the population of scientists studying musculoskeletal disorders and ultimately to improve treatment, the National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $1.6 million, five-year grant for a Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Training Program.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 25, 2015

NIH grant will fund IUPUI research into collagen’s role in bone fracture resistance

researcher studies reasons behind impact of collagen on bone fractures

IU School of Medicine  |  Aug 13, 2015

Two-step treatment improved function and decreased pain severity in veterans

A new study by researchers from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine reports that a stepped-care strategy improved function and decreased pain severity, producing at least a 30 percent improvement in pain-related disability.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 09, 2015