Concerted effort by governments, regulators, and industry is rapidly expanding development of new therapies for the more than 7,000 known rare diseases.

(Reuters Health) – Low levels of exposure to the metal cadmium may increase the risk of weaker bones and fractures in elderly men, a Swedish study suggests. Cadmium is a naturally occurring metal used in batteries and found in cigarette smoke and exhaust from fossil fuels or waste incineration. As a result of crops grown […]

Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors. Having had a stress fracture in the past raised the risk of having them again by five-fold and being female more than […]

NEW YORK, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Senior citizens and combat soldiers don’t usually have much in common—unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries—whether caused by a blast or a common fall—is a costly, complicated challenge. A team of researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, […]