Researcher Develops New Way to Study Bone Growth

Scientists hope to explain what causes weakened bonesScientists are in the process of determining ways to keep bones strong and healthy in hopes of discovering how to prevent osteoporosis.

While some nutritionists believe that such as vitamin D and calcium could be good for bone strength, researchers are examining a tissue culture that grows human bones.

Researchers from the University of Houston department of health have discovered a growing process similar to how bones grow in humans.

“We have manufactured a structure that has no synthetic components,” said Mark Clarke, the lead researcher. “It’s all made by the two cell types bones start with inside the body.”

One of their main goals behind this endeavor is to determine how bones are formed in hopes of getting a better understanding what’s good for them and what causes fractures. The researchers are primarily investigating the cause of weakened bones for post-menopausal women and spinal cord patients.

Clarke has had previous experience with studying bones, having worked with NASA studying the effects of calcium on bone loss.ADNFCR-1960-ID-19519673-ADNFCR