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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.