Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

ITHACA, N.Y. – There is no disputing that the use of bisphosphonates – with brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva and Reclast – is proven to combat bone loss and fragility fractures in millions of osteoporosis patients for whom a fracture could be debilitating, even life-threatening. But there is a caveat: Prolonged use of these […]

New understanding of bones could lead to stronger man-made materials, osteoporosis treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that bone does something better than most man-made materials: it bounces back after it breaks. In an article published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cornell scientists report that cancellous bone – the spongy foam-like type of bone found near joints and […]