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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....

By: Christina Griffiths On: May 17, 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....

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2018

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

INDIANAPOLIS -- 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,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 6, 2016

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

INDIANAPOLIS – 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.The symposium, “Repair and Regeneration of Musculoskeletal Tissues:...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 31, 2016

Bone research leader appointed first director of IU musculoskeletal health center

INDIANAPOLIS -- 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.Dr....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2016

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

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University researchers have been awarded nearly $1.6 million to study how a non-drug treatment may benefit women with breast cancer who also experience muscle weakness and bone loss.The Department of Defense awarded Theresa Guise,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 30, 2015

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

INDIANAPOLIS -- 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...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 25, 2015

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A biomedical engineering researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a $419,000 National Institutes of Health grant to uncover why mechanical stimulation of bones increases their resistance to fractures.Discovery of the biological mechanisms...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 13, 2015

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

INDIANAPOLIS -- Although U.S. military veterans who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to suffer chronic pain than veterans of any other conflict in American history, little headway has been made in helping them...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 9, 2015

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